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Sónia Silva

Sónia Silva

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: Dana Science Center 354
Tel. (518) 580-5418
E-mail:  ssilva@skidmore.edu
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Sónia Silva is a social and cultural anthropologist specializing in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests span the fields of ritual and religion, material culture, violence, and museums, drawing on two years of fieldwork in northwest Zambia and the in-depth study of museum collections and exhibitions. Her publications include Along an African Border: Angolan Refugees and Their Divination Baskets  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Currently, she is preparing a new book project dealing with the representation of Africa at the National Ethnology Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, since the colonial period. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Silva teaches Sub-Saharan Africa, Rethinking Materiality, Ritual and Religion, Museum Dilemmas, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and History of Anthropological Thought.

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BOOKS

Along an African Border
Along an African Border: Angolan Refugees and Their Divination Baskets.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
(Contemporary Ethnography Series), 2011. Pp. 192.
Vidas em Jogo
Vidas em Jogo: Cestas de Adivinhação e Refugiados Angolanos na Zâmbia.
Foreword by Michael Jackson. Lisbon: Instituto de
Ciências Sociais, 2004. Pp. 237 [in Portuguese]
A vez dos Cestos
A Vez dos Cestos/ Time for Baskets. Lisbon: Museu Nacional de Etnologia, 2003.
Pp. 186 [in Portuguese and English].

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