Dr. Christa Wichterich is a sociologist and currently lectures at the Center for Gender Studies of the University of Basel having previously served as a visiting professor of gender politics at the University of Kassel.
She also works as a freelance publicist, author, and as a consultant in development cooperation. She spent several years in India and Iran working as a university lecturer and in Kenya as an Africa correspondent. Her areas of expertise are globalization and gender, international women’s policy, women’s movements as well as feminist ecology. Her areas of geographic expertise are South and South-East Asia, East and South Africa.
She is actively involved in the Scientific Advisory Board of attac Germany and in the Europe-based network "Women in Development Europe" (WIDE+).