Professor Sandra Angeleri joined UCR as a lecturer in 2022 from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where she held the position of Director of the Department of Theory and Methods at the School of Anthropology.

In Venezuela she has been the Teaching Coordinator of the Women's Center Studies of UCV; professor at the Gual y España High Center of Studies of African Knowledge; Director of the Social Sciences Division of FUNDACREDESA (Center for the Study on Development and Venezuelan Population Growth), and Coordinator of the Academic Group creating the Audiovisual Department of UNEARTE (University of the Arts). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego in 2006, with training in anti-racist Latin American feminisms. She is part of the Working Group "Crisis, responses and alternatives in the Greater Caribbean" of CLACSO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences); of the Venezuelan feminist group La Araña Feminista and of the Uruguayan women´s memory group Sitio de Cabildo.  

Her work addresses the Geopolitics of Knowledge with tools from a Latin American ethnic and decolonial studies perspective, with emphasis on feminist, antiracist and eco-socialist theories. Several key life experiences have shaped the direction and tenor of her work as an organic intellectual, among which were living the breakdown of the Welfare State in Uruguay; the participation as an advisor in the negotiations to end the protracted civil war in Colombia and establishing a viable framework for the consolidation of peace; and her continuous efforts to examine the ethnic and gender contradictions of the Bolivarian national and continental communal project.

She is currently working on two projects. One of them focuses on the life the Venezuelan feminist Nora Castañeda, foundress of the Women´s Bank; and the second one addresses the history of mestizaje within the Americas from the perspective of the Wayuu women in Venezuela. She compares the racial construction in the United States and in Latin America to reveal that although both territories developed different racialization systems --the US drawing on segregation and Latin America drawing on mestizaje-- both of them share patriarchy as their starting point.