Angela Figueiredo, Ph.D., is a professor in the Social Sciences Department of the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia in Cachoeira-Bahia, Brazil (CAHL–UFRB) as well as an associate of the Graduate Program in Ethnic and African Studies (POSAFRO) and the Postgraduate Program in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (PPGNEIM) at the Federal University of Bahia. She is also the coordinator of the research and activist group Collective Angela Davis.
Dr. Figueiredo has produced two documentaries: 2004’s “Ebony Goddess” (“Deusa do Ébano”) and 2013’s “Dialogues with the Secret” (“Diálogos com o Sagrado”). She also curated the Global African Hair exhibition that took place in Salvador, Bahia. Dr. Figueiredo’s books include “New Black Elites” (“Novas elites de cor”), 2002; “Black Middle Class” (“Classe média negra”), 2012; and “Black Beauty” (“Beleza Negra”), 2016. She has also written several articles on Black feminism in Brazil, including “Decolonial Black Feminist Epistemology” (2021) and “Letter to Judith Butler from an ex-mulatto woman” (2016).