Shobana Shankar is Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Stony Brook, State University of New York. Her most recent book, An Uneasy Embrace: Africa, India and the Spectre of Race, will be published in the African Arguments series by Hurst in 2021. Her research interests include cultural encounters and politics, religion, disease and health, and intellectual history in West Africa and the Global South.
Her next project focuses on the changing dynamics of the African diaspora in India, with a focus on the idea of expertise.
Patrick Omegere who works at the Global Development Centre of the Research and Information Systems for Development Countries (RIS), New Delhi. He earned scholarships from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Symbiosis University. He has been an intern at Observer Research Foundation, one of India’s most prominent think tanks, and Talking Across Generations fellow at UNESCO/Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development.