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Susana Molins Lliteras

Dr. Susana Molins-Lliteras is an African Humanities Program (AHP) Post-Doctoral Fellow based at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative and the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town.  For the last decade, she has been a researcher with the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project, and has been an integral part of the Project's events and output. 

Her current book project is based on her doctoral dissertation, which presents an archival biography the Fondo Kati, a private family manuscript collection in Timbuktu and its links with medieval al-Andalus and present-day Spain.

Her research interests include pre-colonial West African history, African manuscript and archive studies, and the histories of the book and collecting in Africa. She has published on her work on the archives of Timbuktu and on the social history of a West African Sufi movement in South Africa.