Prof. Amina Mama

Director WGS Prog., UC Davis, USA, Editor of Feminist Africa

Amina Mama is currently the director of the Women and Gender Studies program at UC Davis. Professor Mama was the first Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College in Oakland, California. She previously held fulltime positions at academic institutions in the Netherlands (The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, from 1989-1991), Britain (The Development and Project Planning Centre at the University of Bradford) and South Africa, where she served for ten years as the Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town's African Gender Institute. Whilst at the University of Cape Town she initiated the flagship graduate program in Gender Studies and led a series of continent-wide research, curriculum development and publication projects. Amina Mama serves as the founding editor of Africa's first continental feminist scholarly journal 'Feminist Africa