Dr Bridget Kustin

Research Fellow, Qualitative Lead, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Bridget is an economic anthropologist (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) who studies the complexity and ethics of corporations, financial systems, and the humans interacting with them. She is a Research Fellow and Qualitative Lead on The Ownership Project at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her research engages the breadth of the global wealth spectrum, from large family businesses (annual revenue above $1 billion), to Islamic (micro)finance institutions in Bangladesh and Pakistan serving the world’s poorest; to international development finance, through fieldwork at the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia and by serving as a World Economic Forum Global Future Council Fellow on Development Finance. As a 2020-21 Early Career Research Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Bridget is focusing on racial capitalism and and ways to render precarious ownership more stable. She has developed research-based curricula for corporate leaders and family business next generation members, and taught a “Racial Capitalism” module to the entirety of the Saïd Business School’s 2020-21 MBA cohort. Her research has been supported by numerous grants, and she has held teaching and research appointments in the US, UK, and Germany.