Professor Akwugo Emejulu

Trustee

Akwugo Emejulu

Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the political sociology of race, class and gender and women of colour's grassroots activism in Europe and the United States.

She is the co-principal investigator of the Open Society Foundation research project, Women of Colour Resist, a six-nation (Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the UK) study which examines how women of colour are organising for equality in this moment of far-right backlash across Europe.

Before entering academia, she worked in a variety of grassroots roles—as a community organiser, a trade union organiser and a participatory action researcher—in both the United States and in Britain.