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    Stephanie Bosch Santana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her research explores Anglophone and African language fiction, with a focus on alternative literary forms in print and digital media from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


    • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005

    • M.A., Harvard University, 2011

    • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2015


    • “From Nation to Network: Blog and Facebook Fiction from Southern Africa.” Research in African Literatures (forthcoming).

    • “Review Essay: Area Studies Revitalized.” Wasifiri (forthcoming).

    • “Exorcizing the Future: Afropolitanism’s Spectral Origins.” Journal of African Cultural Studies 28.1 (March 2016).

    • “Migrant Forms: African Parade’s New Literary Geographies.” Research in African Literatures 45:3 (Fall 2014). Special Issue on Africa and the Black Atlantic. Ed. Yogita Goyal.

    • Introduction: Imagining Africa’s Future Cities.” Johannesburg Salon 7 (September 2014). Eds. Achille Mbembe and Megan Jones.

    • Guest Editor, Johannesburg Salon 7 (September 2014). Special Issue on African Future Cities. Eds. Achille Mbembe and Megan Jones.

    • Exorcising Afropolitanism: Binyavanga Wainaina Explains Why ‘I Am a Pan-Africanist, Not an Afropolitan’ at ASAUK 2012.” Africa in Words. February 8, 2013.

    • Co-editor, Winning Stories from the Malawian Girls’ Short Story Competition. Blantyre, Malawi: Assemblies of God Press, 2009.

    • Assistant Editor, The Face of the Spirit: illuminating a century of essays by South African women. Johannesburg: Beulah Thumbadoo & Associates on behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture, 2007.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    African Studies Association, Roundtable: Digital Literary Africa(s), Dec. 3, 2016, 4pm

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