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PhD Researcher in Black Cultural History, Nottingham Trent University

Panya Banjoko is a poet, archivist, and PhD Researcher at Nottingham Trent University studying a practice-led PhD rooted in Nottingham Black Archive (NBA), the archive she co-founded in 2009. Since 2011 she has directed NBA on several pioneering projects, including bringing to the fore the narratives of Black Writers, community activists, and political poets in Nottingham since the 1950s. As poet, her poems feature in numerous anthologies and exhibitions including the Beaconsfield Gallery, the British Film Festival and International Film Festival in Rotterdam. Her second poetry collection (Re)Framing the Archive will be published in June 2022 by Burning Eye Books.


  • 2018–2022
    PhD Researcher, Nottingham Trent