Today, 27 September, is the birthday of Anita Raghunath. When the Punk Scholars Network was founded in Britain in the 2010s, she was one of the earliest members. When in early 2021, the Dutch PSN affiliate was founded, she was one of the early members as well.
Dr. Anita Raghunath is a lecturer in English Literature at the Faculty of Humanities (VU, Amsterdam). Originally from London, she gained her PhD at Queen Mary College (University of London) in 2003 and has written on the topic of Black British cultural identity from the 18th Century through to the present and has a number of publications in this field. More recently she has researched the connections between emerging Black British culture and punk sub-culture in London of the 70s & 80s. She has been a guest editor for the international journal Punk and Post-Punk and has presented papers at KISMIF and Punk Scholars Network Conference.