Lyn Ossome


Lyn Ossome is Associate Professor and Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Makerere University. She has held previous faculty positions as Associate Professor of Political Studies at Wits University, Senior Research Fellow at MISR, and Visiting Presidential Professor at Yale University.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Senior Research Fellow

Grace-Edward Galabuzi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute for Social Research, Makerere University. He has served as an Associate Professor in the Politics and Public Administration Department, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto.

Andrea Cassatella

Senior Research Fellow

Andrea Cassatella is a Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from the University of Toronto. His teaching and research are in social and political philosophy broadly construed across different cultural traditions, with particular interests in modern European philosophy and political theory, decolonial/post-colonial thought, religion and politics, and Islamic political thought.

Setargew Kenaw

Research Fellow

Dr. Setargew Kenaw Fantaw is a Research Fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. He is also an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He was previously editor-in-chief of the Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Yahya Sseremba

Research Fellow

Yahya Sseremba is research fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. His research is interdisciplinary, with special interest in political thought (colonial, postcolonial and decolonial thoughts), political identity (racial, ethnic, religious and gendered political identities), and political violence.

Joseph Kasule

Research Fellow

Joseph Kasule received his Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Social Studies from Makerere University. He is currently a Research Fellow at MISR, where he researches and convenes courses in cultural anthropology. He works on aspects of Islam, Secularism, Violence, and Coloniality/Decoloniality.

Florence Ebila

Research Associate

Florence Ebila has Doctoral and Masters’ Degrees in African Languages and Literature/ Women and Gender Studies, from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, a Masters’ Degree in Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Literature, from Makerere University.

She is a lecturer in the School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University, Kampala. Her Doctoral dissertation focused on how African women’s (auto)biographies voiced gender and nationalism in Kenya, Uganda and Liberia.