Amina Mama is a feminist academic, whose career spans Europe, African and U.S. institutions. She authored Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity (Routledge 1995), co-edited Engendering African Social Sciences (CODESRIA 1997) and has contributed to many peer-reviewed journals. Amina has dedicated much of her career to creating spaces for radical research, teaching, publication, and she collaborated in the production of The Witches of Gambaga and The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo. Her areas of interest include identity, politics and policy, higher education, militarism, methodology and practice, and she is founding editor of the continent’s first open access gender studies journal, Feminist Africa.

After serving for almost a decade as the University of Cape Town’s first Chair in Gender Studies (1999-2009), she took up appointment as the first Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women’s Leadership at Mills College in Oakland, California, before being hired to direct Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of California, where she remains as a professor. Her public service has included various UN and other international agencies, she serves on 10 editorial boards, and is currently conducting research with select feminist movements.

Amina Mama is a feminist academic, whose career spans Europe, African and U.S. institutions. She authored Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity (Routledge 1995), co-edited Engendering African Social Sciences (CODESRIA 1997) and has contributed to many international peer-reviewed journals. She has dedicated much of her career to creating collective spaces for strengthening radical intellectual work, teaching and research publication, She collaborated in the production of The Witches of Gambaga and The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo. Her areas of interest include identity, politics and policy, higher education, militarism, methodology and practice, and she is founding editor of the continent’s first open access gender studies journal, Feminist Africa .