Listed as one of the BBC’s broadcasting stars of the Future 2017, Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer.
Emma is a brilliant speaker with a deep understanding of her subject and is also capable of moderating, chairing and hosting events.
Emma previously presented Back in Time for Brixton and the Back in Time Confectioners series (BBC Two), Is Love Racist? (Channel 4) Britain’s Lost Masterpieces (BBC4) and has done a number of social history films for The One Show (BBC)
On radio, she has hosted BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review and Front Row and her first Radio 4 documentary Journeys in Afrofuturism first aired in June 2018.
Emma’s debut book Don’t Touch My Hair was published by Penguin, Allen Lane.
She is a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC’s Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers. Emma’s interdisciplinary work crosses African Studies, art, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, popular culture and music.
She is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS.
She gives regular talks and takes part on panels at festivals and arts venues. Emma also DJs and hosts a range of live events.