Project Description

Dabiri Emma, presenter and keynote speaker

Emma Dabiri

An emerging BBC broadcasting star, Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer.

Emma co-presents Britain’s Lost Masterpieces on BBC4 and Virtually History on YouTube Originals – a ground-breaking series which uses virtual reality technology to re-live dramatic events in history.

Emma is very popular in the virtual events world as a keynote speaker and panellist, covering issues including diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, women and equality Emma has 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).

On radio she has hosted BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review and Front Row. She has authored a landmark Radio 4 documentary, Journeys in Afrofuturism as well as EXPOSED: Young Female Photographers which explores the work of three exciting, emerging photographers – available on BBC Sounds.

Emma’s debut book Dont Touch My Hair received glowing reviews when published. She was a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC’s Expert Voices. Her work has been 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 – passions which she loves to share in her work as a keynote speaker and panel guest for virtual and in person events, including Black History Month.. She is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS.

Emma gives regular talks and takes part on panels at festivals and arts venues. She also DJs and hosts a range of live events – virtual and in person.

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