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Dr. Andrea M. Collins is Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Collins received her Ph.D. in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and previously held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. She is also a graduate of the BSIA Master of Arts in Global Governance program. 

Her research examines the role of gender in the governance of food, land, and agriculture in both local and global contexts. Most recently, she has focused her attention on the discourses used by global governance actors to describe the roles of women and gender relations in agricultural investment and public-private partnerships. 


  • Collins, Andrea M. 2016. “‘Empowerment’ as Efficiency and Participation: Gender in Responsible Agricultural Investment Principles”. International Feminist Journal of Politics.
  • Collins, Andrea M. 2016. “Improving Agricultural Land Security for Women: Assessing the Voluntary Guidelines for Land Tenure”. Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches. Edited by Amber J. Fletcher and Wendee Kubik. 133-146. New York: Routledge.
  • Collins, Andrea M. 2015. “Refocusing Governance From the ‘Bottom-Up’: Understanding the Gendered Dynamics of Land Deals for Biofuel Development in Kenya and Tanzania”. New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights From Africa. Edited by J. Andrew Grant, W. R. Nadège Compaoré, and Matthew I. Mitchell. 181-199. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Collins, Andrea M. 2014. “Governing the Global Land Grab: What Role for Gender in the Voluntary Guidelines and the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment?”. Globalizations. Vol. 11, no. 2 (2014): 189-203.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant “A New Alliance with Old Problems: A Gendered Analysis of the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition” 2016 – 2019
  • Principal Investigator, University of Waterloo Gender Equity Grant: “Understandings of Gender in Global Food Governance: Examining the UN Committee for World Food Security” 2016 – 2017
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2009 – 2012

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