Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Anthropology (1993)
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1987)
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1984)
Paulla Ebron joined the department in 1992. Ebron is the author of Performing Africa, a work based on her research in The Gambia that traces the significance of West African praise-singers in transnational encounters. A second project focuses on tropicality and regionalism as it ties West Africa and the U.S. Georgia Sea Islands in a dialogue about landscape, memory and political uplift. This project is entitled, "Making Tropical Africa in the Georgia Sea Islands."