Deji Olukotun is the author of Nigerians in Space. He is a Ford Foundation Freedom to Write Fellow at PEN American Center. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a BA from Yale University, and dual masters degrees in Creative Writing and Justice & Transformation from the University of Cape Town, where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. While working as a refugee attorney, he founded the SAFER project in South Africa to empower refugees from around the continent with legal skills.