Emma Dabiri is a highly sought after speaker, curator, and cultural commentator. She is a teaching fellow in the Africa Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is currently completing her PhD in Visual Sociology in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths university. Her work explores the category 'mixed-race' and its relationship to the concept of 'identity'. She works as a freelance writer and broadcaster has been widely published in the national press. Esoteric yet accessible, Emma's work is truly interdisciplinary, drawing on and contributing to; African Studies, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, and music, with a heavy dose of popular culture. Emma has utilized her own background - which encompasses diverse class and racial intersections- to develop a voice that resonates with a large cross-section of people. Most recently, she is a collaborator with the Lift Theatre Festival. Lift has invited Emma on-board to commission and curate creative digital content for their 2016 festival. Emma is also currently working as a research assistant on a two year AHRC funded fellowship investigating Contemporary 'Africa Rising' narratives in historical perspectives.
Emma is available for consultancy, research, speaking and writing engagements, workshop development and facilitation, as well as curatorial projects.