Our Team

Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas,
Director Ebony Initiative and Associate Professor, Development Studies

Dr. Gabriella Beckles-Raymond
Workshop Facilitator and Coordinator
Helina Shebeshe
Coordinator, Writing and Presentation Space
Amanda Suzanne Evans
Coordinator, Writing and Presentation Space
Angela Haynes
Coordinator, Writing and Presentation Space

Contributing SOAS Staff

Farida Danmeri
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Consultant, SOAS
Katie O’Reilly-Boyles
Knowledge Exchange and Impact Officer, SOAS
Lucia Kula,
Lecturer, School of Law, SOAS
Dr. Eleanor Newbigin,
Senior Lecturer, History of Modern South Asia, SOAS
Professor Navtej K Purewal,
Professor in Political Sociology and Development Studies, SOAS
Simon Vitting,
Interim Research Excellence Manager, SOAS
Dr. Grace Koh
Lecturer in Korean Literature
Dr Elvis Imafidon
Lecturer Department of Religions and Philosophies, SOAS
Dr. James Caron
Lecturer in Islamicate South Asia
Mukta Das
Head Research Impact, Culture and Enterprise, SOAS

External Partners and Experts

Mrs Keranne Kondjo
Health & Wellness Educator 
Prof Divya Tolia-Kelly
BAME Coaching and Mentoring Network Chair