Dr John Campbell is an Emeritus Reader in the Anthropology of Africa and Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. He has conducted fieldwork in Ghana, Tanzania and the UK and has spent 10 years as a development consultant for international development agencies. He has written about development, refugees and refugee and criminal law. John Campbell is significantly contributing to EURO-EXPERT with his own experience as expert in the United Kingdom Asylum Courts. He has donated about two hundred expert reports to EURO-EXPERT which will be made available in Open Access on CULTEXP.
Among his books see Bureaucracy, Law and Dystopia in the United Kingdom’s Asylum System (Routledge 2017), Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa (Routledge 2015) and Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa (Routledge 2013). In 2016-2017 he conducted fieldwork in London’s magistrates’ courts and will soon be published as Entanglements of Life with the Law: Precarity and Justice in London’s Magistrates’ Courts by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.