Sonia Wind

Sonia Wind

Education

O.B. La Sorbonne
C.R.U. INALCO
O.M. La Sorbonne

Research Interests

West Africa
Brazil
Slavery
African Muslims
The Black Atlantic
History of Religions

Dissertation

TBD

Faculty Advisor

Mariana Candido

Biography

BOriginally from France, I earned my BA and MA at La Sorbonne University, in Paris. Then, I studied at the INALCO in Paris, where I attended Yoruba language and African studies courses. My research engages African Muslim slaves in nineteenth-century Brazil especially those who went back to West Africa (Benin, Nigeria) after being freed. I am particularly interested in their practice of Islam and their relationships with people of other faiths (Christianity and African religions).