Prof. Divya P. Tolia-Kelly
Divya P. Tolia-Kelly is Professor of Geography and Heritage Studies at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She previously held lectureships at Lancaster University, University College London, and a Readership at Durham University. Her research focuses on postcolonial politics of heritage and memory; cultural geographies of race and representation in visual and material cultures; and postcolonial identities, migration, and landscapes. Tolia-Kelly is committed to decolonizing and inclusivity in the academic space and has launched initiatives such as the BAME and Women’s Coaching and Mentoring Network at Sussex University.
Dr. Ramy Aly
Ramy Aly is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. Prior to this position, he was lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, where he received his PhD in 2011. This research culminated in a publication: Becoming Arab in London: Performativity and the Undoing of Identity. Here, Aly takes a critical look at ‘Arab-ness’ in London and explores how these Arab ethnicities are both shaped and performed.