Emma Dabiri is an Irish academic, writer and broadcaster. Her work is rooted in philosophy, history and sociology, largely informed by Dabiri's upbringing in Dublin where, born to an Irish mother and Nigerian father, Dabiri experienced racism throughout her childhood.
Moving to London to study African Studies and History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), also gaining an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development, Dabiri later became a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths and research associate at SOAS.
She is the author of Don't Touch My Hair (2019), Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture (2020) and What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition (2021), and has presented award-winning television documentaries for channels such as the BBC and Channel 4, including Back in Time for Brixton, Hair Power and Is Love Racist?
Her work covers colonialism, art, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, popular culture, and music, and she contributes to publications including the Irish Times and the Guardian.