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As a booking agent for Emma Dabiri, we can arrange for Emma Dabiri to speak at your event. Emma Dabiri is an Irish television presenter who presented Channel 4 show ‘Is Love Racist?’ and model. In addition, Emma Dabiri is the author of the book ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’. As well as a teaching fellow at SOAS in the Africa department, Emma Dabiri is also a visual sociology researcher with several published anthologies.

Early Promise
Born in the United States before moving over to Dublin at the age of five, Emma Dabiri recounts her experience as the only dark-skinned person she knew as a lonely and isolated time in her life. As a result of bullying and racism she turned to books and academia as her solace. This led to her to embark on a journalism course in Ballyfermot before going on to study African Studies in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies. While there she was scouted by a model scout which got her a step into the industry and led to her attracting the attention of television makers. As a result, she made her first appearance on screen hosting three series as host of BBC Four’s art series ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’.

Emma Dabiri’s Television and Academic Career
As Emma Dabiri emerged further into the spotlight she received and influx of presenting opportunities. The charismatic figure went on to present shows such as Channel 4’s ‘Is Love Racist?’, BBC’s ‘Back in Time for Brixton’ and ‘Back in Time Confectioners’ series as well as ‘The Six O’clock Show’ on Virgin Median One. She has also brought her knowledge and personal experience to the radio on a show about Afrofuturism. Additionally, she has hosted Radio 4’s Saturday Review and front Row. As well as sharing her views on television and radio, Emma Dabiri’s journalistic and academic background has give her a platform to contribute to several publications. She has written for media such as Vice, The Irish Times, Dublin Enquirer and The Guardian. In 2019, The Observer named Emma Dabiri as one of the ‘Rising Stars to Watch’. Alongside her work as a presenter Dabiri is also studying for a PhD in sociology where she is looking at the identity politics of mixed-race people as an ethnic group.

Emma Dabiri’s Awards and Achievements
Emma Dabiri’s ambition and success in her career has led to a number of notable achievements. She is the author of ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ which was published by Penguin which has received a wealth of critical acclaim and was called ‘Groundbreaking’ by The Guardian. Emma Dabiri is also a teaching fellow at SOAS University of London where she regularly lectures.

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