Akwugo Emejulu

Photo by Maximilian Glas


University of Sheffield


Akwugo is Chair of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. Before entering academia, she worked as a community organizer, trade union organizer and participatory action researcher. As a political sociologist, she has research interests in two areas: racial, gender and class inequalities in Europe and women of colour’s intersectional activism for justice.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Akwugo is involved in the program Black Feminism and the Polycrisis.


The Lonely Activist: On Being Haunted
with L. Bassel, in: The Sociological Review, 2023

Fugitive Feminism, 2022

Refusing Politics as Usual: Mapping Women of Colour’s Radical Praxis in London and Amsterdam
with I. van der Scheer, in: Identities, 2021

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe
(eds. with F. Sobande), London 2019

Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain
with L. Bassel, Bristol 2017


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