Lyn Ossome

BOARD MEMBER, 2020-2023

Senior Research Fellow
Makerere Institute of Social Research
Country of Origin - Kenya
Country of Residence - Uganda

Lyn Ossome is an educator and senior researcher with specializations in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist political theory, and research interests in gendered labour, land and agrarian questions, the modern state, and the political economy of gendered violence. She is Associate Professor of Political Studies at Wits University and previously taught at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, where she was a Senior Research Fellow, and at Yale University where she was a Visiting Presidential Professor. She is the author of Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence (2018) and co-editor of the volume Labour Questions in the Global South (2021). Among others, she is editorial board member of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, advisory board member of Feminist Africa, and executive committee member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

-- July 2022.