Sónia Vaz Borges

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Sónia Vaz Borges is an interdisciplinary militant historian and social-political organizer. She has BA in Modern and Contemporary History/Politics and International Affairs from ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, and a Master’s Degree in African History from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her forthcoming book, titled Militant Education, Liberation Struggle; Consciousness: The PAIGC education in Guinea Bissau 1963-1978, (Peter Lang, 2019), focuses on liberation schools and the concept and praxis developed by the PAIGC. She is also the editor of the booklets Cadernos Consciência e Resistência Negra and author of the book Na Pó di Spéra. Percursos nos Bairros da Estrada Militar, Santa Filomena e Encosta Nascente (2014). Along with filmmaker Felipa César, Sónia co-authored the short film “Navigating the Pilot School.”(2016) She is currently developing a new project focused on her concept of the errant /walking archive and the process of memory and imagination.