Dr. Paulo Polanah is an associate professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Sociology.
- Africana History
- Colonial and Post-Colonial Theory
- Africa and the Invention of Religion
- Representation in Africana Experience
- African and Western Metaphysics
- Globalization and African Traditional Knowledges
- Critique of Development and Aid Industries
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
- Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, Virginia Tech
- Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
2011 - “‘The Zenith of Our National History!’ National Identity, Colonialism, and the Promotion of the Portuguese Discoveries: Portugal 1930.” EJournal of Portuguese History, Vol. ( (2): 1-24.
2010 - “In the Vortex of Modernity: Writing Blackness, Blindness and Insight.” (with K. Percoda). Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 34 (3): 31-46.
2009 - “To Discipline and Publish: Scottsboro and Narratives of Delinquency.” (with K. Percoda). Critical Criminology, Vol. 17 (3): 145-158.
2008 - “An Imperial Mystique: Colonial discourse and National Identity in Portugal, 1930-1945.” Portuguese Studies Review, Vol. 16 (1): 61-86.
2007 - “Neo-Colonial Avatars: Africa and the Discourse of Development.” International Journal of Africana Studies, Vol. 13 (2): 21-37.
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