Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz

Black Organizing Project

UC Santa Cruz

Savannah Shange is assistant professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz and also serves as principal faculty in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies.  Her research interests include abolition, multiracial coalition, ethnographic ethics, gentrification and Black femme gender.  She earned a PhD in Africana Studies and Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a MAT from Tufts University, and a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.  Her first book, Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness and Schooling in San Francisco (Duke 2019) is an ethnography of the afterlife of slavery as lived in the Bay Area.  At home in Oakland, she is a member of the Black Organizing Project & also serves on the advisory board of Black Feminist Future.


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