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Sónia Vaz Borges

Sónia Vaz Borges is an interdisciplinary historian and social-political organizer. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). She is the author of the book Militant Education, Liberation Struggle, Consciousness: The PAIGC education in Guinea Bissau 1963–1978 (2019). Along with filmmaker Filipa César, Vaz Borges co-authored the short film Navigating the Pilot School. She is currently a research assistant at the HU in the History of Education Department and is working on the project Bildung für alle. Eigen- und Fremdbilder bei der Produktion und Zirkulation eines zentralen Mythos im transnationalen Raum (Education for all. Internal and external images regarding education in the transnational space). Parallel to this, Vaz Borges is also developing a book proposal focused on her concept of the “walking archive” and the process of memory and imaginaries.

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