Grace Khwaya Puja is the IDRC (International Development Research Centre) – Carleton University – University of Ottawa 2008-2009. She is a Visiting Scholar in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization: Women’s Rights and Citizenship. She is a senior Lecturer from the Ruaha University College (RUCO), a Constituent College of the St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) and the Acting Head of Department of Education of the recently established Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of RUCO. Dr Puja’s research interests are in the areas of gender issues in education. Her research and publications have been on teenage pregnancies, gender violence in Tanzanian university campuses, the effects of language of instruction on the quality of education and teacher education in developing countries. She has also been engaged in a variety of research projects examining economic strategies used by women in rural and urban areas in Tanzania and a consultant to a number of overseas internationally funded research projects. Her current research is on gender and poverty in Singida, one of the poorest regions in Tanzania.