Lyn Ossome

Lyn Ossome

Senior Research Fellow

Lyn Ossome is Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR),
Makerere University. She received her PhD in Political Studies from Wits University. Her
specializations and taught courses are in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist
political theory, with particular research interests in land and agrarian studies, gendered labour,
queer feminist histories and the political economy of gendered violence. She is the author of
Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the National Chiao Tung
University and Wits University, and Visiting Presidential Fellow at Yale University. She is a
Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, Advisory Board Member of the
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network), International Board
Member of Gender and Research, a journal of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Associate Editor
of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy and Editorial Committee member of The MISR
Review. She is a member of several scholarly networks, including the Agrarian South Network
(ASN) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA),
on whose Executive Committee she currently serves.

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