Minna Salami is a Nigerian-Finnish and Swedish feminist author, social critic and currently Program Chair at THE NEW INSTITUTE.
She is the author of Can Feminism Be African? (forthcoming Harper Collins) and Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Bloomsbury 2020) which has been translated into multiple languages. She has also co-authored children’s books and written content on feminism for numerous anthologies as well as educational textbooks.
A leading voice of contemporary feminism, she has drawn over a million readers to her multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan.com. Her writing can be found in the Guardian, Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera, and The Philosopher, and many others. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer including at some of the world’s most prominent institutions such as the UN, EU, Oxford Union, Cambridge Union, Yale University, and the Singularity University at NASA. She has worked as a Research Associate and Editor at Perspectiva, consulted governments on gender equality, written school curricula, and curated cultural events at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Minna is a Full Member of the Club of Rome, a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and sits on the council of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and the boards of The African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel, and is an associate with Perspectiva. She has served as chair for the House of Beautiful Business, a judge for the One World Media Awards, a nominator for the Prince Claus Foundation and the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
An alumni of Lund University and SOAS University, Minna has lived in Nigeria, Sweden, Spain, and New York and now lives between London and Hamburg.
ARISE TV – TALKING AFRICA INTERVIEW
OXFORD UNION DEBATE
CAMBRIDGE UNION DEBATE
PR, Awards & Recognition
* MASHABLE INC. 2017 “One of 13 feminists with legendary Twitter game”
* HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY 2016 – Honorary Fellowship in Creative Writing
* ELLE Magazine 2015 “One of twelve women changing the world”
* Africa Diaspora Awards 2013 *WINNER* “Outstanding Achievement in Media category”
*Women 4 Africa 2013 *WINNER* “Blogger of the Year”
* RED Magazine ‘Red’s Hot Women Awards’ 2012 shortlisted “Blogger of the Year”
*DUKE UNIVERSITY EDUCATOR NETWORK – member
*GUARDIAN AFRICA NETWORK – member
*GUARDIAN BOOKS NETWORK -member
*NOKIA – One of 50 Remarkable Women connected by Nokia
* PRECIOUS Awards 2012 nominee “Blog of the Year 2012″ *Women 4 Africa 2012 nominee “Blogger/author of the Year”
* BlogHer 2012 OpEd “Voice of the Year 2012″ honoree
* BEFFTA 2011 nominee “Blog of the Year”
* Eelan Media “Top 100 Most Influential Black People on Digital/Social Media”
* Applause Africa 2012 “40 under 40 African changemakers”