Samantha Asumadu
Founder, Editor at Large


Samantha is a documentary filmmaker, former journalist, founder of Media Diversified,  co-founder of Bare Lit Festival and CEO of Edmalia Ltd: Speakers Bureau and Experts Directory


Kelly Kanayama
Arts and Culture Editor, Admin Manager

Kelly is the Arts and Culture Editor at Media Diversified. Originally from Hawaii, she now lives in Scotland and carries out PhD research into contemporary transatlantic comics at the University of Dundee. She has written on comics and related media for SciFiNow, NPR: Code Switch, Bitch, Paste, and xoJane. Her poetry on comics and pop culture has been published in the award-winning Lighthouse Literary Journal, Room Magazine, and Ink Sweat & Tears. Other writing can be found on the intersectional feminist geek culture site Women Write About Comics and on Mindless Ones.

Her favourite comics include Judge Dredd, Preacher, (almost) anything by Grant Morrison, and Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX. Find her on Twitter at @KellyKanayama.


Yasmin Gunaratnam
Academic Curator

Yasmin is a writer and academic, interested in illness, death, migration, the body and feminism. She teaches in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College on research methods, culture, representation and difference and feminist theory. Yasmin is the curator of Media Diversified’s academic space.  Her latest book  Death & the Migrant (Bloomsbury Academic) is about transnational dying and care in British cities.

Xavia Dryden
Academic Editor

Xavia is a writer, scholar, and teacher based in the Midwest. Her research focuses on the interrogation of the various intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality in both historical and modern contexts.

Margarita Aragon
Academic Editor

Margarita is a sociologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, where she teaches on power, difference, and histories of oppression. She writes about American and British racisms, focusing on the 20th century and ongoing legacies of conquest, slavery and colonialism.  Her book, which examines collective violence and the historical construction of racialised black and Mexican masculinities in the US, is under contract with Manchester University Press.