Education / Research Experience
|BA Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2001|
|MA International Development Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 2003|
|MA Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2009|
|PhD Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2014|
|Programme Associate, Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), 2004-2005|
|Researcher/Advisor, Economic Cooperation Division, Embassy of Japan in Tanzania, 2005-2008|
|Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2013 and 2015-2017|
|Teaching Fellow of the African Studies Association of the UK, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014-2015|
|Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO, 2016-|
- "Introduction of Presidential Term Limits in Dominant-party States in Sub-Saharan Africa", IDE Discussion Paper No. 783, 2020.
- "Electoral Transfers of Power and Presidential Candidate Selection in Sub-Saharan Africa", IDE Discussion Paper No. 782, 2020.
- "Ideological Orientation of the Educated Youth in Tanzania: A Literature Review", IDE Discussion Paper No. 746, 2019.
- "Presidential Candidate Selection and Factionalism in Five Dominant Parties in Sub-Saharan Africa", IDE Discussion Paper No. 745, 2019.
- ""Umoja ni Ushindi (Unity is Victory)": Management of Factionalism in the Presidential Nomination of Tanzania's Dominant Party in 2015", Journal of Eastern African Studies 12, No. 1, 2018: 63-82.
- "Does Clientelism Help Tanzanian MPs Establish Long-term Electoral Support?", Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 159, 2015.
- "Accountability and Clientelism in Dominant Party Politics: The Case of a Constituency Development Fund in Tanzania", PhD Thesis submitted to the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2014.
- "The Politics of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in Comparative Perspective", Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2013.
Membership of Academic Societies
African Studies Association of the UK, American Political Science Association, Japan Association for African Studies, Japan Association for Comparative Politics
Machiko Tsubura is Research Fellow at the African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, the IDE-JETRO. Her research interests lie in governance and development in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on electoral and party politics and legislative development in Tanzania. She currently examines presidential candidate selection and management of factionalism in dominant parties in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania in comparative perspective.