Jennifer Clapp is a Professor in both the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her published work covers a range of topics at the interface of the global economy, food, and the environment, including the politics of agricultural trade, food aid, agricultural biotechnology, and the role of transnational corporations in global environmental and food governance.
She is author of Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment (co-authored with Peter Dauvergne, MIT Press, 2005); Toxic Exports: The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries (Cornell University Press, 2001) and Adjustment and Agriculture in Africa: Farmers, the State and the World Bank in Guinea (MacMillan, 1997). She is co-editor of Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development (with Peter Utting, OUP, 2008) and of Corporate Power in Global Agri-Food Governance (MIT Press, 2009) and The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities (Wilfrid University Press). Professor Clapp is co-editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press) and editorial board member of the journal Global Governance.
She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Professor Clapp is currently completing a book manuscript on the politics of food aid. Other research she is presently engaged with examines the global politics of plastic waste, a project supported by a SSHRC standard research grant.
- (Forthcoming) Hunger in the Balance: the New Politics of International Food Aid. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press) 2012.
- Food. (Cambridge: Polity) 2011.
- "Renegotiating the Food Aid Convention: What is on the Table?" Policy Options, August 2011, pp. 27-32.
- "Troubled Futures? The Global Food Crisis and the Politics of Agricultural Derivatives Regulation." Co-authored with Eric Helleiner. Review of International Political Economy. 2011.
- Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment. 2nd edition, co-authored with Peter Dauvergne (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press) 2011.
- "Environment and Global Political Economy" in Gabriela Kutting (ed) Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories, Case Studies (London: Routledge) 2010.
- "Responding to the Food Crisis: The untying of Canadian Food Aid" in Canada Among Nations, edited by P. Heinbecker and F. Hampson (McGill-Queen's University Press) 2010, pp.360-367.
- Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality, co-edited with Rorden Wilkinson (London: Routledge) 2010.
- Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance co-edited with Doris Fuchs (MIT Press) 2009, 301 pp.
- "Food Price Volatility and Vulnerability in the Global South: Considering the Global Economic Context", Third World Quarterly, September 2009.
- "Doing Away with Plastic Shopping Bags: Explaining International Patterns of Norm Adoption and Policy Diffusion" (with Linda Swanston), Environmental Politics. Vol.18, No. 3, 2009.
- "The Global Food Crisis and International Agricultural Policy: Which Way Forward?" Global Governance, Vol.15, No. 2, 2009.
- "Illegal GMO Releases and Corporate Responsibility: Questioning the Effectiveness of Voluntary Measures", Ecological Economics, Vol. 66, No. 2-3, 2008, pp.348-358.
- 2010 - Outstanding Performance Award (University of Waterloo)
- 2007 - Outstanding Performance Award (University of Waterloo)