Kristen Molyneaux

Credentials: Uganda

2008 SKJ Fellow

Kristen Molyneaux is a first generation college student and currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Educational Policy Studies. As a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda and Cape Verde, Kristen worked as a primary school teacher trainer and small enterprise development consultant. Upon return from her volunteer service, she received her Master’s degree in Sociocultural International Development Education Studies from Florida State University where she focused her research on the role of men in the eradication of female genital mutilation in West Africa. While a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison, she shifted her research focus on gender-based violence within and around educational settings at the community level. Kristen’s studies were partially supported through an NSF-AGEP grant that allowed her to return to Uganda in the summer of 2007 to conduct a pilot study on this topic. Using the Scott-Kloeck Jenson grant, Kristen will return to Uganda to complete her dissertation research.

Check out Kristen’s post-fellowship report here.