Paulla Ebron, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, and SAR’s 2022 Wenner-Gren fellow.
Making Tropical Africa in the Georgia Sea Islands
Dr. Ebron utilizes extensive ethnographic field work and archival research to explore how the Gullah-Geechee region of the southeastern United States came into being—and continues to shape Black culture. During this process, she considers three kinds of region making: cultural representations, which contribute to a sense of collective “memory”; landscape reformations through the plantation economy; and political mobilizations for literacy and civil rights.
This event is part of the 2022 fall scholar colloquia series. Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.
See the full series here.