Celina de Sá

  • Post-Doctoral Associate

Celina de Sá is a Kenneth P. Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her PhD with distinction at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the legacies of racial formation, colonialism and the slave trade in urban francophone West Africa and beyond. She is more specifically interested in the ways in which contemporary African contexts and agents recast, critique, and engage with the black Atlantic. She is currently working on her first book project, Diaspora Without Displacement: The Cultural Politics of West African Capoeira, that looks at a network of martial arts groups in Senegal, the Gambia, Togo, Benin and the Ivory Coast.