Adelaida Caballero

Adelaida Caballero, doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology

My research focuses on older female street vendors in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. It explores vulnerability at the intersection of old age, gender, and the Afro-Hispanic postcolony. My work challenges persistant stereotypes of the extended family in Africa as a haven of solidarity, and the portrayal of elderly African women as sexless, androgynous beings. I engage with topics such as dependency, everyday violence, moral self-making, gossip, and third age sexuality. The research addresses issues in cultural gerontology, collective memory, non-liberal forms of political agency, existential anthropology, and moral creativity.