Sofia Akel is an award-winning cultural historian, creative consultant, writer, host and lecturer specialising in Black British history. She is also the founder of the non-profit, Free Books Campaign which gets books to those who can’t afford or access them for free.
Her work has been featured in national and international press, including BBC 1Xtra, Channel 4 News and ITV News. In addition to publishing sector-leading research exploring socio-political issues in the UK, she lends her talent to documentary film, TV, audio and music videos with credits including; Creative Archival Consultant (Dirt in the Diamond by Jords, Tribeca Film Festival 2023 select), Race Equity Specialist (Teardrops by Kano, nominated for a UKMVA), Researcher and Casting Consultant.
Her debut book exploring Black British history will be released in 2025.