Sakae Gustafson (University of Cambridge)

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University of Cambridge
Sakae Gustafson is a PhD candidate in Economic History and Development at the University of Cambridge. She completed her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Laws) and Master’s degree (Master of Media and Governance) at Keio University, followed by a Master of Science degree in Empire, Colonialism and Globalisation at the London School of Economics. A development specialist by training, she has worked for the World Bank. Her doctoral research illustrates and documents changes and functions of land tenure regimes in African states in the colonial and post-colonial eras to the current period, and investigates the relationship between land tenure, economic productivity and land disputes in African Economic History. She is conducting her work under the supervision of Professor Gareth Austin. Her research is funded by FASID (Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development).