Listed as one of the BBC’s Broadcasting Stars of the Future 2017, Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer.
Emma has previously presented Back in Time for Brixton and the Back in Time Confectioners series (BBC Two), Is Love Racist? (Channel 4) and has done a number of social history films for The One Show (BBC). She currently co-presents Britain’s Lost Masterpieces (BBC4). 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 will be published by Penguin, Allen Lane, in 2019. 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.