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Paulla Ebron

Paulla Ebron

Affiliated Faculty
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amhers, 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." For the past four years she has taken a team of students to Charleston, South Carolina, to participate in the Stanford Sea Island Field School in collaboration with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.