Jennifer Clapp is a Faculty of Environment Chair in Global Environmental Governance and Professor in the Environment and Resource Studies Department at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research focuses on various themes related to the interface of the global political economy, global governance, the global environment, and food and agriculture. She has conducted research on the politics of corporate power in the global food system, international food aid, the global food crisis, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural trade, and the trade in toxic waste. Jennifer is currently undertaking research on the challenge of incorporating environmental sustainability norms into global food security governance mechanisms. Part of this project includes an examination of the increasing financialization of food and agriculture and its international environmental consequences.
Jennifer’s most recent books include Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid (Cornell University Press, 2012), Food (Polity, 2012), Paths to a Green World: the Political Economy of the Global Environment, 2nd edition (co-authored with Peter Dauvergne, MIT Press, 2011), The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities (co-edited with Marc Cohen, WLU Press, 2009), Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (co-edited with Doris Fuchs, MIT Press, 2009), and Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development (co-edited with Peter Utting, Oxford University Press, 2008). She has also published articles in a number of journals, including International Affairs, Global Governance, Global Environmental Politics, Environmental Politics, Ecological Economics, and Review of International Political Economy. Jennifer served as co-editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics from 2007-2012.