Joshua Agyepong Oware

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Joshua Agyepong Oware

Joshua Agyepong Oware is a writer, and researcher with interests in nihilism, Afro-Pessimism and (‘new’) metaphysics. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Oxford as a Gibbs Scholar, with his cohort’s highest double first in Geography. In 2015, he took an M.Phil. in Modern Societies and Global Transformations from the University of Cambridge. Funded by the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy (SSHP) at Birkbeck College, University of London, he is currently writing a PhD on darkness, which is routed through an exploration of the specious ontologies of blackness.

Joshua has written on several topics from human bombs and post-industrial trauma to the poetics of walking for various publications, from the Guardian to the Sociological Review. A former Research Manager at the London social-enterprise, Rare, he has published two monographs on social inequality and unconscious bias; advised MPs, charities and businesses on policy; and appeared on TV for Sky News, ITV News and London Live, on BBC radio, and in print for the Financial Times, among others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Postgraduate Fellow of the RGS-IBG. He has won several national and international awards for his essays and social justice work, including: Diane Abbott MP’s Higher Education Achievement Award; the Oxford University Vice Chancellor’s Civic Award; and the Prince’s Trust Race Equality Role Model award.

He tweets @Josh_Oware