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Sophia Mo
Columbia University
Occupation
Graduate Student (Doctoral)
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ABOUT
Sophia Mo is a fifth-year PhD candidate specializing in postcolonial theory, transnational anticolonialism, translation theory, and feminist theory. Currently, her research focuses on Algerian history and literature in the mid-twentieth century. Interrogating the place of women in the construction of postcolonial communities, her dissertation examines women’s journalistic writings in Arabic and French during the Algerian Revolution (1954-1962) and the first post-independence regime (1962-1965). By bringing to the fore the understudied work of female journalists in constructing the Algerian nation and establishing links to other national liberation movements, Sophia challenges the masculinist historiography of the Algerian anticolonial struggle.
Discipline
Literature
Sub Areas
African Studies
19th-21st Centuries
Anti-Racism
Arabic
Colonialism
Foreign Relations
Gender/Women's Studies
Historiography
Maghreb Studies
Nationalism
Translation
Visual Cultural
Geographic Areas of Interest
Algeria
Maghreb
Tunisia
Egypt
Morocco
Specialties
Algerian Revolution
Transnational Print Culture
Feminist Theory
Languages
English (native)
French (fluent)
Arabic (advanced)
Tunisian (advanced)
Moroccan (advanced)
Italian (advanced)
Spanish (elementary)
German (elementary)
Education
MPhil | 2020 | French, Comparative Literature | Columbia University
MA | 2018 | French | Columbia University
BA | 2014 | French, International Relations, Economics | Wellesley College
Abstracts
Reading Motherhood at the Margins of Algerian Feminist Retellings of Resistance