Martha Saavedra

Martha Saavedra has been Associate Director of the Center for African Studies (CAS) since 1993. Trained as a Political Scientist, she has taught at St. Mary’s College of California, Ohio University, the Escuela de Estudios Universitarios Real Madrid and UC Berkeley, mostly recently in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Graduate School of Journalism. She has published research on agrarian politics and ethnic conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, representations of Africa in Chinese popular culture, and various pieces on football (soccer) and gender and sport in Africa.

Horn of Africa Project, Center for African Studies
University of California, Berkeley