Academic, Writer & Broadcaster
Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian academic, writer and broadcaster. She is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths. She has been published in a number of anthologies – alongside such post-colonial heavyweights as Homi Bhabha and Achille Mbembe – academic journals, as well as the national press. A regular BBC face, she presented ‘Back in Time Brixton’ (BBC2), ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ (BBC4), as well as the sociological experiment ‘Is Love Racist?’ (Ch4). Most recently, she hosted Radio 4’s critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Journeys into Afro-futurism’. Her first book Don’t Touch My Hair is published by Penguin. Her hair has been disappointing people since birth.