Lyn Ossome is an Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Previously, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) in Makerere University where she taught politics and political economy. She received her PhD in Political Studies from Wits University. Her specializations are in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist political theory, with particular research interests in land and agrarian studies, coloniality, and gendered postcolonial subjects of violence. She is the author of Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence (Lexington, 2018). She has been a visiting scholar at the National Chiao Tung University and at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Visiting Presidential Fellow at Yale University. She is Associate Editor of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy and an Editorial Committee member of the MISR Review. She has formerly served on the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA.