Savannah Shange is assistant professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz and also serves as principal faculty in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies.  She earned a PhD in Africana Studies and Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a MAT from Tufts University, and a BFA in Experimental Theater from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. 

Her first book, Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness and Schooling in San Francisco (Duke 2019) is an ethnography of the afterlife of slavery as lived in the Bay Area.  She was a Ford dissertation fellow and is currently a Ford Postdoc in the African American & African Diaspora Studies department at UC Berkeley, where she is working on a new project examining Black feminist experiments in everyday abolition.