UCL European Institute


Johny Pitts joins the European Institute Advisory Board

23 February 2022

We are delighted to welcome writer, photographer and broadcaster Johny Pitts to the UCL EI Advisory Board.

Johny Pitts_Photo by Jamie Stoker

Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer, and broadcaster known for his work in exploring African-European identities. He is the curator of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) award-winning Afropean.com, and the author of “Afropean: Notes From Black Europe”. He currently co-hosts ‘Open Book’ for BBC Radio 4 and is the creator of a forthcoming Afropean podcast funded by the National Geographical Society.

Johny has contributed to The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New York Times and CondéNast Traveller and in recognition of his work, received the Jhalak Prize, the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing, the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding, and the European Essay Prize. He is also the recipient of the inaugural Ampersand/ Photoworks Fellowship and will be exhibiting a new body of photographic work called ‘Home is Not a Place’ in a touring exhibition beginning in 2022.

In February, Friends of Europe named Johny as one of their 2022 class of European Young Leaders.

The UCL EI Advisory Board is chaired by David Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC. You can read profiles of all members of the board here.