The African Woman and Her Environment

Mimi is a passionate advocate of gender equality and women's empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa.  She has contributed to the literature on how the status of women influences their health outcomes.  One of her most well-received pieces was an article on Sudanese women, climate change, conflict, and sexual violence published in Women and Environments International Magazine and distributed to attendees of the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

In addition, Mimi has been integral in the design of data collection and interventions in West Africa through her participation in Women's Health Study of Accra (WHSA), supported by San Diego State International Population Center and the Pathways to Choice Research Project, supported by the Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability at UC-Berkeley.

Eco-feminism is an important theme in her course entitled The African Woman and Her Environment (UCLA).