Sylvia Tamale

Sylvia Tamale LL.B (Upper class) (Mak); LL.M (Harvard); SJD. (Minnesota), Dip.

L.P. (LDC) Professor.

Professor Tamale is a former Dean of the School of Law. She founded and serves as Coordinator of the Gender, Law & Sexuality Research Project at the School of Law. Her research interests include “Gender, Identity and Sexuality,” “Women and Politics” and “Third world women and the Law.” Among other subjects she teaches “Gender and the Law”. By combining academia and activism, Professor Tamale adopts a critical approach to the law that aims at enhancing students’ transformative personal growth and action. Her latest publication is African Sexualities: A Reader (Pambazuka Press, 2011). Professor Tamale serves on several international boards and has been a visiting Professor in several academic institutions globally. She has won several awards for defending the human rights of marginalized groups such as women, sex workers, homosexuals and refugees.