Lyn Ossome is a Senior Research Fellow and Assistant to the Director (Research and Students Affairs). She received a PhD in Political Studies from Wits University and was previously Postdoctoral Fellow at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and agrarian studies and feminist political theory. Her current work deals with questions of social justice through a critical engagement with histories of women in politics. In the area of land and agrarian studies, her research is concerned with the agrarian question of gender equity, subsistence economies and reproductive labour regimes.
She is currently completing a book project investigating the structural links between gender, violence and democracy (forthcoming 2017, Lexington Books). She is a member of CODESRIA’s Scientific Committee and has been a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University and Yale University.