Daisy Ogembo

British Academy Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Biography

Daisy Ogembo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Faculty of Law and a Junior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. She is an adovate of the High Court of Kenya with degrees from Oxford (DPhil, 2019), London (LLM, 2013), and Nairobi ( LLB, 2006). Daisy worked as a litigation lawyer for six years in Kenya's leading law firm, Oraro & Company Advocates, and subsequently commenced a career in academia at Strathmore Law School. She completed a DPhil thesis on the taxation of professionals in Africa, in 2019. She was awarded a British Academy-funded three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019. 

Daisy researches tax law, an inherently inter-disciplinary speciality that draws heavily from scholarly perspectives in constitutional and administrative law, economics, politics, and psychology. Her research interests are in tax law and policy, constitutionalism and taxation, administrative law and taxation, comparative taxation, tax and development, and taxation of the shadow economy and small businesses. A significant part of her research explores the difficulties that tax authorities in lower-income countries in Africa contend with, in discharging their core mandate, and the broader legal, socio-economic, and political contexts upon which their success is contingent.