Colpa, Luz

Field: Africa; Advisor: Saada; Year: 2017

Luz is a second-year doctoral student in African history. Her interests include the history of household, family and gender in twentieth century West Africa and late-imperial France. Her research is centered on interracial, transnational and intercultural marriage in the Francophone world (1945-1974).


Prior to starting her PhD at Columbia, Luz served as a ESL teacher in Peace Corps Azerbaijan (2012-2014). She completed a M.A. in History and Literature at the Columbia Reid Hall Program in Paris, and a M.A. in History and Civilization at the EHESS in Paris. She graduated Summa cum Laude with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Stony Brook.