Prof Philip C. Burnham

Published: 7 Oct 2016

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Prof. Burnham is an anthropologist with extensive research experience in West and Central Africa, returning regularly to the region. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork for over forty years on various ethnographic themes including: economic and social change, kinship structures, inter‑ethnic relations, and the political structures of the Gbaya and Fulani peoples of Cameroon and the Central African Republic. His expertise includes the cultural impact of environmental development in Cameroon and Chad and has recently advised the UK government on socio-political issues in contemporary Central African Republic. He has acted as expert witness on social, cultural and political affairs of Cameroon in numerous asylum and child protection cases since 1995. He has published extensively on all these issues.