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Emma Dabiri's Biography

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Emma Dabiri is the daughter of an Irish mother and a Nigerian father.

Although born in the USA and initially brought up in Atlanta, Georgia, Emma was just five years old when her family moved back to Dublin.

Emma Dabiri gained a BA in African studies and history, and an MSc in violence, conflict and development from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where she went to work as a teaching fellow in the Africa department.

Emma Dabiri has also studied for a PhD in Visual Sociology entitled Mixed-Race A Ghost Story in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.

She has published articles in a variety of outlets such as The Guardian and The New Statesman.

Her book A History of Hair was scheduled for publication in 2018.

Emma Dabiri has presented reports for The One Show on BBC One.

Her other television credits include hosting Back in Time for Brixton on BBC2 in 2016.

In 2017, the BBC announced that together with Annie Gray, Emma Dabiri was to present a new BBC Two series, The Confectioners.

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