Sara Panata is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her Ph.D. is focused on women's history in southern Nigeria from 1945 to 1999. She looks into the ways women mobilized collectively to obtain socio-economic and political rights during that period, at city level as well as on a national and international scale. This current research is part of a project on “Mobilisations and identity in West Africa” supported by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA/Nigeria) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). She plans to visit Columbia from September 2017 to December 2017 to research on Gender constructions, women’s collective mobilizations and the circulation of feminism: from Nigerian to African-American experiences (1945-1991).