Cheryl Doss


Oxford University
Oxford, England

Cheryl is a development economist who works on issues of intrahousehold dynamics, the gender asset and wealth gaps, methods for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis, and agriculture and rural development, with a primary focus on Africa.  She joined the Oxford Department of International Development in 2016, where is in an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer.  This followed 17 years at Yale University, where she directed the master’s degree program in International Relations and was affiliated with the Economic Growth Center.  She joined IAFFE as a graduate student and attended her first IAFFE meeting in 1993 in Milwaukee.   She has been deeply involved with the journal, Feminist Economics, since 2005, serving at various times as the book review editor, an Associate Editor, and now a member of the editorial board.  In addition, she has edited three special issues of Feminist Economics:  Women and the Distribution of Wealth;  AIDS, Sexuality and Economic Development; and Land, Gender and Food Security.  As a co-PI on the Gender Asset Gap Project, she sought to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of collecting individual level asset data. Currently, she leads the gender work for the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute.  She has an extensive publication record in journals in the fields of economics, international development, and agricultural economics.   She has also served in advisory and consulting capacities for UN Women, UN Statistics, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, FAO, the World Bank, among others. Currently, she is also the editor of Oxford Development Studies.


Updated July 2020.