Dr Rama Dieng

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Rama Salla Dieng  is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School, researcher, academic and writer interested in analysing economic and social transformation in Africa. She is currently a Lecturer in African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh, and Associate Researcher of IFAN/LARTES, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal. Before the University of Edinburgh, Rama 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 also taught at the SOAS Department of Development Studies and Centre of African Studies and was a Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance and Development in Africa PhD Scholar.  Rama serves on the boards of the Development Studies Association – UK (DSA-UK) and the African Studies Association – UK (ASA-UK).

Research Interests: Political Economy and Governance of Land and Labour, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Agri-food value chains in West Africa,Policy-Making and the Policy-Research nexus, Gender and Development, Care & Social Reproduction in Africa, Feminisms and social movements in Africa.

Journal Articles


  • DIENG Rama Salla, (October 2021), Féminismes Africains: Une Histoire Décoloniale, Présence Africaine , Paris
  • DIENG Rama Salla & O’REILLY, Andrea (April 2020), Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond, Demeter Press , Canada (Peer-reviewed book)

Book Review

  • DIENG Rama Salla (2016), “Book Review: Ndèye Sokhna Guèye (Ed.) (2015), Mouvements Sociaux Des Femmes Au Sénégal.” Agrarian South 2016: 126–128. Web.