• B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • M.A., Harvard University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2015


Stephanie Bosch Santana’s current book project maps new geographies for the study of African literature that cut across national, postcolonial, and global frameworks. Focusing on South African, Malawian, Zimbabwean, and Zambian fiction from the 1950s to the present day, the project explores how writers from these nations have developed new genres of fiction in popular media to imagine changing modes of interconnection across space. Other recent work focuses on new media literature from Africa and its diaspora.

Field of Interest

African literature; transnational and diasporic literature; postcolonial literature; digital literature; urban and spatial studies


Chichewa, French, Zulu (basic)


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Assistant Professor, 2015-2016)
  • Harvard University (Teaching Fellow, 2010-2015)