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Nydia Swaby

Nydia A. Swaby is a historian and ethnographer working at the intersection of black feminism, archives, and contemporary culture. She has a PhD in gender studies and specialises in theories of race / racialisation, migration and diasporas, and queer theory of colour. Nydia’s research explores the feminist futures of the black diaspora, with a particular focus on black feminism in the UK. She is a member of The Politics of Pleasure, a multidisciplinary black feminist collective investigating how black women engage in pleasure as a politics of refusal. Nydia is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London. She is also a member of the editorial collective for the journal Feminist Review.