Paulla Ebron

Paulla A. Ebron is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University, U.S.A. She is the author of Performing Africa (Princeton University Press, 2002). A current work in progress, Making Tropical Africa in the Sea Islands uses the concepts of landscape, memory and political uplift to track historical connections between Europe, Africa, and the New World. These categories help recreate the imagined geographies that so effectively map the cultural and material ties of the Atlantic world. A project that begins from the boom era of European exploration and exploitation of labor and natural resources ends with the final section, political uplift and an inquiry into the meaning of ethical citizenship. More information