I wish I didn’t have to engage with social media, but sadly I do. You can peruse my credentials on LinkedIn, browse my thoughts on twitter (@SoumayaKeynes), or even check www.economist.com to see that I’m not fabricating my employer.
You can email me at soumayakeynes [at] economist [dot] com if you’d like to tell me about something I should be writing or podcasting about, or if you’d like to ask me to speak at your event. Whether I’ll be able to do it will rely on a complicated algorithm of time/availability/convenience/expense/payment, whether I’m sufficiently expert on the the topic you want me to speak about, and whether acceptance would leave me conflicted. If you’d like me to moderate a panel of more than two speakers, then at least one speaker has to be a woman for me to accept. (This is a necessary but not sufficient condition.)
As well as being an economist and a writer, I am a very high soprano. I currently sing with the 18th Street Singers. My past choirs include the Exon singers (I’ll be on their next CD), the Lacock Scholars (our two CDs make excellent gifts), Khoros choir, The Cantus Ensemble and London Contemporary Voices (here we are singing with Amber Run, here we are with Imogen Heap and here we are singing some East 17 cheese). I’m the backing singer on Anthony Jackson’s EP (link here).