Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Volume 7, Issue 1
fall 2016
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editors, Linda Hase & Moe Gardner
Layout Design, Nick Appleby

Visiting Professor: Lyn Ossome


Lyn Ossome joined WGSS as a lecturer for fall 2016. Lyn is Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Kampala. She holds a PhD in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and was previously Postdoctoral Fellow at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa. Her research specializations are in feminist political economy, land and agrarian studies and feminist political theory. Her current work and writings deal with ideas of emancipation through a critical engagement with histories of women in politics, identitarian politics, queer histories, and the politics of human rights. In the area of land and agrarian studies, her research is concerned with the agrarian question of gender equity, subsistence political economies, and reproductive labor regimes. She is currently completing a book project investigating the structural links between gendered and ethnicized violence, and liberal democratic politics. She serves on the editorial boards of The MISR Review and Pax Academica and sits on the Scientific Committee of the Council for the Development of Social and Economic Research in Africa (CODESRIA). In April 2016 she was Visiting Scholar at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, under its flagship Contemporary Third World Lecture Series.

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