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Celina de Sá

Celina de Sá is a PhD candidate in Africana Studies and Cultural Anthropology conducting an ethnography of capoeira schools in West Africa. She is currently the Thurgood Marshall Fellow at Dartmouth College in the Program for African and African American Studies, as well as the Graduate Representative for the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.

Her research looks at new diasporic networks, particularly how urban West African youth engage in black Atlantic art forms to connect with diasporic kin across the ocean, reeducate their publics about the legacy of slavery, and contend with the complexities of the postcolonial condition. She is more broadly concerned with inserting contemporary African perspectives and innovations into anthropological discourses about race, power and affect in the modern world.