Rama Salla Dieng

Development Studies. African Studies.

Dr Rama Salla Dieng is a Lecturer in Africa and International Development at the Centre of African Studies, and the programme director of the MSc Africa and International Development at  the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Edinburgh, she worked for five years in Policy Research at the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and before that she worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mauritius. Rama’s research focuses on agrarian change, feminist political economy and the politics of development in Africa.  Rama serves as a member of the Governing Council of the Development Studies Association UK and the board of the African Studies Association UK. Rama holds an MSc and a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London and a Double Masters in International Cooperation & Development and Risks Management in Developing Countries, from Science Po Bordeaux- IEP, France. She also holds a Maîtrise in Political Science, Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux, France. Rama is the co-editor of a collective book on Feminist Parenting, Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (Demeter Press 2020), and a Lead editor of a forthcoming anthology on Feminisms in Africa (2021). She is also the author of a novel (La Dernière Lettre, Présence Africaine Paris 2008).