Areas of Expertise
Dr. Dominic Burbidge
Visiting Faculty
DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon) and BSc (QMUL)

Dr. Dominic Burbidge holds a DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon) and BSc (QMUL). He is Departmental Lecturer in African Studies at the University of Oxford, and was previously a Post-doctoral Researcher of Princeton University. Dr Burbidge is an expert in East African politics and economics, and provides advice to both international and national institutions on Kenya’s devolution process. He has taught law at Strathmore Law School, where he is currently an external advisor.


Dominic Burbidge, The Shadow of Kenyan Democracy: Widespread Expectations of Widespread Corruption (Surrey: Ashgate, 2015)

Antoinette Kankindi, Dominic Burbidge & Tom Odhiambo (eds.), Governance Challenges in East Africa (Nairobi: Focus Publishers, 2011)

Journal Articles


Burbidge, D., ‘Space for virtue in the economics of Kenneth J. Arrow, Amartya Sen and Elinor Ostrom’. Journal of Economic Methodology (forthcoming, 2016).


Burbidge, D., ‘“Can someone get me outta this middle class zone?!” Pressures on middle class Kikuyu in Kenya’s 2013 election’. Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2014), pp. 205-225.


Burbidge, D., ‘Urban Trust in Kenya and Tanzania: Cooperation in the Provision of Public Goods’. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 47, No. 3 (2013), pp. 465-482.


Burbidge, D., ‘Trust Creation in the Informal Economy: The Case of Plastic Bag Sellers of Mwanza, Tanzania’. African Sociological Review, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2013), pp. 79-103.


Book Chapter


Burbidge, D., ‘Connecting African Jurisprudence to Universal Jurisprudence Through a Shared Understanding of Contract’. Ch 5 of Onazi, O. (ed.), African Legal Theory and Contemporary Problems: Critical Essays (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), pp. 93-108.

2013-14 Departmental Studentship, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford


2011-13 Herbert & Isle Frankel Memorial Studentship in Political Economy, Oriel College, University of Oxford


2009-10 Dahrendorf Scholar, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford