Bonnie K. Holcomb is a founder of OSA who has served in a number of capacities, including as OSA Board Chair. In 2014, she received OSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an anthropologist and advocate with expertise on the Oromo and neighboring peoples in the Horn of Africa. She holds degrees in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and Boston University. She has co-authored Politics and the Ethiopian Famine: 1984-1985 (1986) with Jason W. Clay and The Invention of Ethiopia: the Making of a Dependent Colonial State in Northeast Africa (1990) with Sisai Ibssa. Her other published work (1973-2022) includes articles, book chapters, essays and commentary on a range of issues related to the Horn of Africa region and its peoples.