Dzodzi Tsikata, Associate Research Professor, is the Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Ghana. Prior to this she was based at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), during which time she was Deputy Director and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana, in a career spanning more than 25 years.
She has a PhD in Social Science from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research is in the areas of gender and development policies and practices; the politics and livelihood effects of land tenure reforms; agricultural commercialization and agrarian change; and informal labour relations and conditions of work. She has coordinated various research projects and authored many publications on these topics.
Dzodzi is on the editorial advisory board of several journals, and is a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP), Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission, and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Board of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) and President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).