Professor Akwugo Emejulu

Akwugo Emejulu

Professor Akwugo Emejulu BA, MPhil, PhD is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick and winner of the 2020 Emma Goldman Prize.

As a political sociologist, she has research interests in two areas: racial, ethnic and gender inequalities in Europe and the United States and women of colour’s grassroots organising and activism. Before entering academia, she worked in the United States and in Britain as a community organiser, a trade union organiser and a participatory action researcher.

Professor Emejulu’s books include ‘Fugitive Feminism’ (forthcoming, Silver Press), ‘To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe’ (2019, Pluto Press, co-editor Francesca Sobande), ‘Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain’ (2017, Policy Press, co-author: Leah Bassel) and ‘Community Development as Micropolitics: Comparing Theories, Policies and Politics in America and Britain’ (2015, Policy Press).

She says that she is lucky—her work is her calling. She gets to be a teacher and help students know and understand themselves and their social worlds.