Professor Akwugo Emejulu


Akwugo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Before entering academia, Akwugo worked in a variety of roles related to progressive politics in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She has experience as a community organiser, a trade union organiser and a participatory action researcher. As a political sociologist, she has research interests in three areas: the sociology of women of colour’s grassroots organising and activism in Europe and the United States; the politics of racial, gender and ethnic inequalities; and constructions of race, gender and ethnicity in social welfare and anti-poverty social policy.

Lene Hypolite

lene-hypoliteOriginally from Bermuda, Lené is a world traveller currently based in Amsterdam, the 5th country she’s lived in (In addition to Venezuela, Canada, and the USA). Lené travels for work and for play, visiting cool cities and trying to share her experiences so others can have an awesome time as well. She loves to connect people of the black diaspora to new and interesting things happening around the world.

Tracian Meikle

tracian-meikleTracian hails from Jamaica and has been living in Amsterdam since March 2014. She is a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam and plans on staying afterwards. In Amsterdam, she loves going to blackity black events especially relating to politics, activism and creative practices.

Marly Pierre-Louis

marly-pierre-louisOriginally from Brooklyn, Marly moved to Amsterdam 4 years ago with her husband and 5 year old son. In New York, Marly worked as an organizer on issues such as street harassment and police brutality. Now she’s an e-commerce copywriter for She also loves brown liquor, colorful lipstick and being a proud feminist killjoy.