Bukola Aluko-Kpotie, a Doctoral candidate at the University of Texas in Austin, is the curator of the Archiving Lagos Project.
Naira Antoun is a youth worker and occasional writer.
Vera Bukachi is a consultant at Arup International Development. She is also a research engineer at UCL, looking at water management in rapidly urbanising cities. She loves Africa, photography, quirky jewellery and Jaffa cakes.
Jenny Doubt is a researcher, writer and editor. Her PhD research requires her to have her nose in a novel, seat in a theatre, hands around a scrapbook and feet in South Africa as much as she can possibly handle. She is a proud co-founder of on:africa.
Hannah Gibson is a writer and researcher, with much of her work focusing on Africa. She is currently pursuing a PhD in linguistics and working on her first collection of short stories. She co-founded on:africa.
Jill Gibson worked in Adult Education through out her working life. Since retiring she has had time to explore her interest in issues related to water, in particular the need for safe water and sanitation and the increasing commerialisation of water through the selling of bottled water.
Isa-Lee Jacobson is a filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. She is presently making a film in Zimbabwe called “The Last Resort”, based on Douglas Rogers’ memoir by the same name. For more about her films and work please visit www.flyingfilms.co.za or www.thelastresortdocumentary.com.
Nicky Kindersley is an ESRC MA and PhD student at Durham University, UK, studying the political culture of migrant Southern Sudanese in North Sudan, ‘returnee’ politics in the South and ideas of migrant citizenship. She keeps a blog at http://internallydisplaced.wordpress.com and can be contacted at n.d.kindersley (at) durham.ac.uk.
Lusajo Mwasaga is a young Tanzanian, born and raised in East Africa. Through his volunteer work with NGOs, he has worked with marginalized communities in Tanzania. He currently works for the government of Tanzania and lives in the border town of Namanga (on the border of Tanzania and Kenya).
Noël Mzese is a native New Yorker brought by fate’s many twists and turns to settle her life in Tanzania. She currently lives in Dar es Salaam with her husband, Chisondi, daughter Monica and various other relatives.
Edward Paice is the Director of the Africa Research Institute – an independent think-tank based in London which aims to reflect, understand and build on the dynamism in Africa today.
Alice Peacock is a photographer living in the UK.
Katriina Ranne (b. 1981 in Finland) is a writer, translator and literary scholar. Her doctoral dissertation (SOAS, University of London 2011) researches the image of water in the poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi, focusing on sound symbolism and the way in which the image of water constructs and expresses the idea of life in Kezilahabi’s philosophy. Katriina has taught Swahili and Swahili literature at SOAS and translated African poetry into Finnish and English. She has also written a novel Minä, Sisareni (published in Finnish by Nemo, 2010) and poetry, and will be a writer in residence in Berlin for autumn 2011.
Janelle Rodriques is a first-year PhD candidate for the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Newcastle (UK), researching representations of Obeah (an African-inspired Caribbean religious system) in twentieth century West Indian fiction. Her interests include African/Caribbean religious expression, the conflicts between orality and textuality in cultural production, resistance literature and literature of the Diaspora.
Serge Sagna is a postdoctoral research fellow in linguistics at the University of Manchester. He conducts fieldwork in Mof‑Ávvi, a former small kingdom located in the region of Ziguinchor in Southern Senegal. He is also a native of Mof‑Ávvi where he has been researching aspects of his language and culture since 2003.
Danielle Faye Tran is a doctoral student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) researching ‘Post TRC South African Writing and the Trauma of Apartheid’. She has published reviews and articles relating to trauma and postcolonial studies and spoken at a variety of postgraduate conferences across the country. She can be found at http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/
Matthew Milbourne, Nathan Edwards and Sybille Biermann are graduates from SOAS and are currently working as writers, researchers and journalists.