Lauren Sneyd is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow conducting research on food security, dietary adequacy and urban development challenges in Africa, specifically in Cameroon in Central Africa. As a multidisciplinary researcher Lauren draws on geographical insights, anthropological methods and development theories and concepts to inform answers to her research questions. She is particularly interested in learning more about the intersection of big food retailing, wild foods, informal markets and sustainable development.
Prior to joining the Balsillie School, Lauren was a visiting Assistant Professor with the Development Studies Program and the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in Geography and International Development Studies, a Master’s in International Development Studies from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Master’s in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University.