Didi completed her DPhil at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Linacre College at the University of Oxford in 2005. She has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University since then. She was a lecturer on the MA in Migration Studies for two years, and on the MA in International Development – for five years. Since 2006, she has been training the graduate anthropology tutors in teaching. Didi is the founding editor of ‘Teaching Anthropology – a Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute’.
Her research interests focus mainly on emotions in research and in teaching and learning. She has also conducted research in political anthropology, and anthropology of migration and international development. Since 2010, she has been involved in applied science and technology projects. Her most recent work explored emotional experiences of doctoral researchers in science labs and their interdisciplinary learning and engagement. She has conducted fieldwork across South Eastern Europe and also – in France, the UK and Nigeria.