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Professor Lyn Ossome

Professor Lyn Ossome, Senior Research Specialist and Feminist Economics Lead, Institute for Economic Justice.

Professor Lyn Ossome is a researcher and educator with specializations in the fields of feminist political economy and political theory and research interests in gendered labour, land and agrarian studies, the modern state and the political economy of gendered violence. She is a Senior Research Specialist at the Institute for Economic Justice, Johannesburg, and prior to this was Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. She received her PhD in Political Studies from Wits University and 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). She is an editorial board member of the Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and advisory board member of Feminist Africa. She has been a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University and Visiting Presidential Professor at Yale University, and is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. She serves on several boards including the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) and the executive committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).