Emma Dabiri is a social historian, writer and broadcaster. Her first book A History of Hair will be published by Penguin in 2018. Emma is a teaching fellow in the Africa Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is currently completing her PhD in Visual Sociology titled Mixed-Race A Ghost Story in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths university. Her thesis explores the category ‘mixed-race’ and its relationship to the concept of ‘identity’. Emma also works as a TV presenter, presenting social history films for The BBC One Show. She presented Back in Time Brixton for BBC2 which broadcast in November 2016 as part of the BBCs Black British Season. She is currently presenting Britains Lost Masterpieces for BBC 4, Back in Time Confectioners for BBC 2 and Just Not My Type for Channel 4 all of which are scheduled to broadcast later this year. She is a freelance writer and has been widely published in the national press. Emma’s work is truly interdisciplinary, drawing on and contributing to; African Studies, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, and music, with a heavy dose of popular culture.