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Amina Mama, summary curriculum vitea

  • Professor Mama holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and an MSc in Social Psychology from the University of London. She obtained her PhD from the University of London, with a thesis entitled Race and Subjectivity:  A Study of Black Women;
  • Professor Mama has held positions at international academic institutions in the United Kingdom (at the University of London (1982-1983) and in the Project Planning Centre of the University of Bradford (1991-1997)) and in the Netherlands (The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1989-1991)). She was Visiting Associate Member of St Anthony’s College, Oxford, for 3 months in 1998, and of Wellesley College for 6 months in 2002. Since January 1999, she has held the Chair in Gender Studies at the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she also served as Director from 1999 to 2002;
  • Professor Mama has undertaken consultancy activities in the Caribbean and in East, Southern and West Africa on behalf of various academic and development organisations;
  • Professor Mama sits on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Institute for Research on Social Development, the Board of Directors of the Global Fund for Women, and the Scientific Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. She is also a Ministerial Nominee on the Council of the Cape Technikon;
  • Professor Mama serves on the editorial advisory boards of a number of academic journals in the fields of development, human rights and feminist studies.

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