Cheryl Doss is an associate professor of development studies and a senior lecturer in development economics at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on issues related to assets, agriculture, and gender with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Much of her current work focuses on understanding both joint and individual ownership and decision-making within rural households.
Doss works with a number of international organizations, including as the gender advisor for the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She has also worked with UN Women, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the Africa Development Bank ,and the UN Foundation on issues of women’s asset ownership.
Doss has published widely in academic journals and is the editor of Oxford Development Studies. She is the outgoing president of the International Association for Feminist Economics and previously was a senior lecturer at Yale University.
Doss received a PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota and an MA in international relations from Yale University.