Rokhaya Diallo

Journalist, feminist, anti-racist activist, and filmmaker

Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, educator, and award-winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work in favor of human rights. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post, a researcher in residence for the Gender+Justice Initiative at Georgetown University (Washington DC), and was a host for BET channel (VIACOM/MTV group). In France, she teaches a class on cultural studies in Paris 1- La Sorbonne, and is a commentator for leading radio and TV channels. Rokhaya Diallo has authored over 10 books and directed several documentaries. She has also created the pioneering podcast Kiffe Ta Race (Binge Audio) along with Grace Ly, a show dedicated to addressing racial issues that was ranked amongst the best Apple podcasts.

Rokhaya Diallo is an activist, feminist, anti-racist journalist, filmmaker, and a graduate with a master's degree in international and European law. She is ranked in 2013 by Slate magazine in 36th position among the 100 most influential French women and is among the 30 most influential black personalities in Europe according to the ranking of British Powerful Media. Founder of the Association "les indivisibles", a radio and TV columnist, she has also produced several reports and the antiracist podcast "kiffe ta race". The podcast addresses racial equality issues in France and Diallo offer sociological and historical perspectives by giving the floor to people who actually face prejudice and racism.

In 2021, the media Politico ranked her among the twenty-eight most powerful personalities in Europe, distinguishing her in the category "Disruptors ". Rokhaya Diallo filmed the documentary "Acting while black: blackness on French screens" where she explores the presence of black people in French TV and cinema. In September 2020, she joined the board of directors of the Center for Intersectional Justice, an association created in 2017 in Berlin to foster advocacy, research, and training, for anti-discrimination policy and egalitarian and inclusive action.