Sónia Vaz Borges is a militant interdisciplinary historian, social and political organizer. She has B.A. in Modern and Contemporary History, Politics and International Affairs from ISCTE -University Institute of Lisbon, and a M.A. in African History from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Humboldt University of Berlin, and a postdoctoral from the Center for Place, Culture and Politics (CPCP) at the Graduate Center City University of New York. She is also the editor of the booklets Cadernos Consciência e Resistência Negra (2007-2011) and author of the book Na Pó di Spéra. Percursos nos Bairros da Estrada Militar, Santa Filomena e Encosta Nascente (2014). Along with filmmaker Filipa César, Sónia Vaz Borges co-authored the short film Navigating the Pilot School (2016). Sónia Vaz Borges lives in Berlin and is a researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and its currently working on a new project and a second film together with Filipa César.

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Past Classes with Sónia Vaz Borges

August 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Amilcar Cabral and the Liberation Struggle

To revolutionary movements throughout the world, the struggle in Guinea is of prime importance as an outstanding illustration of the need to study one’s own concrete conditions and to make the revolution according to these conditions. A lecture and discussion.
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May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening: Spell Reel

A collective film assembled by Filipa César. On the verge of complete ruination, the footage testifies to the birth of Guinean cinema as part of the decolonising vision of Amílcar Cabral, the liberation leader assassinated in 1973.
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May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Book Launch: Militant Education with Sonia Vaz Borges

Join us for the Launch of Sónia Vaz Borges’s new book, "Militant Education, liberation struggle and consciousness. The PAIGC education in Guinea Bissau 1963-1978."  Sónia will be joined for a discussion with Craig Wilson.
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