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Full Name Dr. Marilyn Ossome
Preferred Name Dr. Lyn Ossome
Pronouns she/her/hers
Country South Africa
Affiliation(s) Institute for Economic Justice
About Me

Lyn Ossome is a researcher and educator, and currently Senior Research Specialist at the Institute for Economic Justice, Johannesburg. Prior to that she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. Her formal education is in Finance, Gender & Development, and Political Studies, with specialisations in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist political theory, and research interests in gendered labour, land and agrarian studies, the modern state 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 (2018) and co-editor of the volume Labour Questions in the Global South (2021). She is editorial board member of the Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, editor of the Agrarian South Network’s Research Bulletin, and advisory board member of Feminist Africa. She has been a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University and Wits University, and Visiting Presidential Professor at Yale University where she taught. She is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg and serves on several boards including the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network), the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

Expertise by Geography Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise by sub-field Economics of Distribution / Inequality, Economics of Imperialism, Feminist Economics / Economics of Gender, Heterodox Economics, Labor Economics, Marxist Economics, Political Economy