Sylvia Tamale is a leading African feminist who teaches law at Makerere University in Uganda. She coordinates the Law, Gender, and Sexuality Research Centre at Makerere University. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, women in politics, and feminist jurisprudence. Tamale has published extensively in these and other areas, and has served as a visiting professor at several academic institutions globally and on a number of international human rights boards. She was the first female dean at the School of Law at Makerere.
Tamale holds an LLB from Makerere University, an LLM from Harvard Law School, and a PhD in sociology and feminist studies from the University of Minnesota.