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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. Her first Radio 4 documentary, Journeys in Afrofuturism is available on BBC Sounds. Emma has also just finished recording EXPOSED: Young Female Photographers which explores the work of three exciting, emerging photographers - Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins and Sophie Green which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 later this month. She is also developing a documentary on Haitian Surrealism.

Emma's debut book Don’t Touch My Hair is available now, 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.

 

SPECIALIST AREAS

ARTS
Lost Masterpieces, LIFT Theatre festival content editor, Radio 4 Afrofuturism documentary, Front Row, Saturday Review

FASHION
Visual sociologist, commercial modelling, author

FOOD & DRINK
Back in Time for Brixton, Back in Time Confectioners series

HISTORY
BA History, Britain’s Lost Masterpieces, Back in Time Brixton, Back in Time Confectioners

RELIGION & ETHICS
PhD sociology, teaching fellow, author