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Danielle Sanchez

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae 

Danielle Porter Sanchez joined the History Department at Colorado College in fall 2019, after serving as an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Muhlenberg College from 2015-2019. Danielle’s research focuses on popular culture and urban life during the Second World War. She is currently working on her first book, Free(ing) France in Colonial Brazzaville: Race, Society, and Life in Brazzaville during the Second World War. Her second project focuses on food, famine, and memory in Cabo Verde. When she is not teaching, researching, or writing, Danielle loves all things nerdy: the MCU, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and African comic books.

Danielle attended the University of Texas for her B.A. and received a Master’s in Africana Studies at Cornell University. Danielle earned her PhD from the University of Texas in 2015. Before joining the History Department at CC, Danielle was an assistant professor at Muhlenberg College, where she taught a range of African history courses.

Areas of specialty: Africa, French colonialism, popular culture, urban history, social history, digital humanities


    • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2008
    • M.A., Cornell University, 2010
    • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2015