As an African of Eritrean origin, Luam has worked in and with social movements on the continent and in the diaspora for close to a decade at the intersections of self-determination, food sovereignty and cultural production. She received a Masters from McGill University with a thesis that focused on the liberatory value of cultural production. Through popular education, Luam has sought to contribute to and be a part of processes that spark insurgent imagination and create improvisations of freedom. She is the co-curator of NSOROMMA, a pan-African arts initiative and has written publications and articles on radical transformation in Africa. Luam has worked with several philanthropic and social change initiatives as a researcher and strategist on food sovereignty, youth programming, and gender and sexuality.She tweets as @luamkidane.