Stella Nyanzi

Stella Nyanzi, born in Masaka, Uganda, in 1974, is a medical anthropologist, human rights activist, and poet. She received her PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on sexuality and gendered power politics in Africa and taught at Makerere University in Kampala. In 2017, she was first arrested for dressing as Uganda's president. Since January 2022, she has been living in Germany as part of the PEN Writers-in-Exile program.