Hayley Wagner is a MA student who holds Bachelor's Degrees in Anthropology, French, and Human Rights from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her research interests are primarily focused on gendered health care practices, maternal health, and body politics in francophone Sub-Saharan Africa. On a 2012 trip to Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa with SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program, Hayley researched the effects of Female Genital Mutilation on women of reproductive age and created a report on grassroots efforts to curb the practice in Northeastern Uganda. Her domestic research consisted of an ethnographic study of Congolese immigrants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and their perceptions of self-identity and medical "deservingness" with regard to individual experiences with health care in Texas. This research resulted in a presentation at the Mid-America Humanities Conference in 2014 as well as an Anthropology thesis entitled "Une Nouvelle Vie: Health Care and Identity of Congolese Immigrants in Texas" (2014). Through further research and travel, Hayley's goal is to examine the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality related to health care practices and use this knowledge to work with local non-profits advocating for reform for women's medicine.