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Sara Byala is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Director of the Penn Global Documentary Institute (PGDI). South African by birth, Byala holds a PhD from Harvard University and a BA from Tufts University. 


Byala teaches critical writing seminars and global seminars. She has also lectured on African history in Penn’s History department, Wharton School, and Lauder Institute.


Byala lives outside Philadelphia, USA, with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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