Sofa Saio Gradin teaches Politics and International Relations at King’s College London, UK, and is the co-author of Prefigurative Politics: Building Tomorrow Today. Sofa’s research focuses on egalitarian forms of organizing, whether in global trade or in local community groups. As well as an academic, Sofa is a community organizer, a youth worker, and a public speaker – check out their TEDx talk, “How to Abandon Capitalism”. For many years Sofa worked as a song-writing tutor in a music youth center, which nurtured an interest in transformative and somatic pedagogies. Sofa completed a Master’s degree in International Development at the University of Bristol, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of the West of England.