Our Team

Our Team

Ola Uduku


Ola Uduku is Head of Liverpool School of Architecture, prior to that she was Research Professor in Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture, (2017 – 2021). From 2011- 2017 she had been Reader in Architecture, and Dean for Africa, at Edinburgh University. Her research specialisms are in modern architecture in West Africa, the history of educational architecture in Africa, and contemporary issues related to social infrastructure provision for minority communities in the ‘West’ and ‘South’. She is an advocate of equity in all its forms in the workplace, particularly in the Architectural profession. She promotes the Documentation and recording of Modernist Buildings and Landscapes, (Docomomo) Africa, and President of the African Studies Association UK.

Carli Coetzee


CARLI COETZEE is the Vice-President of the ASAUK, the editor of the Journal of African Cultural Studies and the founder of the Journal Work Academy. Her work as editor is part of a larger activist project that seeks to change publishing patterns that privilege northern-based scholars and institutions. She frequently takes part in research and early career mentoring workshops hosted by African universities and organisations.

Louisa Uchum Egbunike


Louisa Uchum Egbunike is the treasurer of the ASAUK and an Associate Professor in African Literature at Durham University. In 2016 she was selected as one of the BBC and the AHRC’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’. Louisa is the curator of touring art exhibition Legacies of Biafra, co-writer and producer of the documentary film In the Shadow of Biafra, and is one of the founders and conveners of the annual international Igbo Conference.

Dr David Kerr

Honorary Secretary ASAUK

David is Programme Manager at the Africa Oxford Initiative [AfOx] University of Oxford

Nathan Richards

Conference Curator

Nathan Richards is currently completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Sussex. His research focus is on African diaspora memory practices in the contemporary digital media landscape. He is a Lecturer on the Archiving Power Module at Sussex, a filmmaker, occasional writer, and this year’s ASA UK conference curator.