SOAS University of London

SOAS Centenary

Alumni Profiles 2000s

Nabihah Iqbal

'Throwing Shade'

Throwing Shade

Studying Ethnomusicology at SOAS really broadened my musical horizons

Daniel Akinmade Emejulu

LLB Law, 2008

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Daniel Akinmade Emejulu is a Research Analyst at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the author of The Great Oversight, a fictional story about business in Nigeria.


Benjamin Dix

BA Geography, 2003

Benjamin Dix alumni

Benjamin Dix is the Director of PositiveNegatives, a company that produces literary comics about contemporary social and human rights issues. He studied a BA degree in Geography in 2003.

Carolina Sawney

MSc Politics, 2003

Carolina Sawney

Carolina Sawney is Founder of Planeta Aleph. She studied MSc Politics in 2003.


Kelvin Cheung

MSc International Development, 2007

Kelvin Cheung

Kelvin Cheung is the Founder of FoodCycle, a charity dealing with food poverty and social isolation. He studied MSc International Development in 2007.

Neil Cameron

BA Thai and Comparative Religion

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron is Director of Technology at Cameron & Wilding. He studied BA Thai and Comparative Religion in 2005.


Ayub Dosani

BSc Economics, 2006

Ayub Dosani

Ayub Dosani is Director at Ace Accountancy Services Ltd. He studied BSc Economics in 2006.

Yva Alexandrova

MSc Globalisation and Development, 2009

Yva Alexandrova

Yva Alexandrova is an ethical fashion designer who studied MSc Globalisation and Development in 2009.


Joshua Dominick

MA in Chinese Studies, 2005

Joshua Dominic

Joshua Dominick, MA in Chinese Studies in 2005, has been using his language and cultural skills in the not-for-profit sector to help spread the word about improved living through sports among China's individuals with disabilities.

Claire Hsu

BA Chinese & History, 2000

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Claire Hsu is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, and regularly appears in ArtReview magazine’s Power 100. She studied BA Chinese & History and MA History of Art in 2000.


Qin Li

MA Pacific Asian Studies 2006

Qin Li

The multi-cultural teaching and learning environment at SOAS made me start thinking that this is the place for me, to learn and to have a link to China where I came from.

Frances Moffett-Kouadio

MA African Studies 2000

Frances Moffett-Kouadio

SOAS has a really good reputation and I learned as much from my peers as I did from my tutors.


Mark White

MA International Studies and Diplomacy 2004

Mark White

SOAS appealed to me because of its diversity. There were over 70 nationalities represented on my course which made the breaks as interesting as the lectures! I learnt a huge amount from my fellow students and ensured that wherever I travel in the world I usually have someone to catch up with!

Sean Hilhorst

MA International Studies and Diplomacy 2008

Sean Hilhorst

The cache SOAS can claim is excellence


Shadman Mawaz-Khan

MSc Finance and Development 2007

Shadman Mawaz-Khan

After getting into three universities, I chose SOAS because of the Marxist line of economics which I wanted to engage in and more importantly because of its research orientation in its learning

Graham Nelson

MA East Asian Studies 2003

With SOAS’s excellent reputation for Asian Studies, an MA there seemed the obvious choice.


Omar Daair

MSc Middle East Politics

There seemed no better place to do my masters than at SOAS

David Kirk

MA International Studies and Diplomacy, 2007

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My decision to study the MA International Studies and Diplomacy was taken in order to broaden the global outlook of my career.


Rouna Ali

BA Social Anthropology

Rouna Ali

SOAS taught me to be fearless and proud!

Volker Hüls

MA International and Comparative Legal Studies

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SOAS gave me the confidence to do what I do now, where I analyse issues and propose solutions. 


Antar Solhy Abdellah

MA Linguistics

Antar Solhy Abdellah, 2003, MA Linguistics, Linguistics, Alumni, images 240,186,165t,56t

Most of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that I enjoy now were gained during my time at SOAS.