Rianna Walcott is an LAHP-funded PhD candidate at Kings College London researching Black women's identity formation in digital spaces, and a graduate twiceover from the University of Edinburgh. She co-founded projectmyopia.com, a website that promotes inclusivity in academia and a decolonised curriculum. She frequently writes about feminism, mental health, race and literature for various publications including gal-dem, The Skinny, The Guardian, The Metro, The Wellcome Collection, The BBC, Vice, Disegno, and Dazed. Rianna is co-editor of an anthology about BAME mental health, The Colour of Madness, and campaigns for improved access to mental healthcare for BAME service users. She tweets at @rianna_walcott, and more information about her work can be found at riannawalcott.com.
Research interests and PhD supervision
- Black Feminism
- Social Media and digital communities
- Social Media
- Postcolonial Literature
- Digital Communities
Expertise and public engagement
- The Colour of Madness, 2018, eds Dr Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott.