Dr Josephine Ahikire is Professor and the former Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. Over 20 years of teaching Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, in the field of women’s empowerment, gender, politics and society, livelihood and culture. Has key skills in policy analysis and extensive experience in gender training and gender development practice. Has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research and has published widely in the fields of gender and politics, labour and cultural studies. Recent publications include a book entitled: Localised or Localising Democracy: Gender and the Politics of Decentralisation in Contemporary Uganda and two co-edited books: Controlling Consent: Uganda’s 2016 elections with J. Oloka-Onyango, 2016 and Gender Poverty and Social Transformation: Reflections on Fractures and Continuities in Contemporary Uganda with Bantebya et al., 2014. Also: Associate member of the African Gender Institute (AGI); Associate Member of the Council for Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Acting Deputy Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Controlling Consent: Uganda’s 2016 election. African World Press, 2016, co-edited with J. Oloka-Onyango.
- The politics of promoting gender equity in contemporary Uganda: Cases of the Domestic Violence Law and the policy on Universal Primary Education. ESID Working Paper No. 55, November 2015, with Amon A. Mwiine.
African feminism in context: Reflections on the legitimation battles, victories and reversals, Feminist Africa, 2014 (19): 7-23.