Matt Gaudreau completed his MA at the University of Ottawa, examining the role of NGOs in producing and sharing ecological information in China. Using a mixed methods approach (including interviews, surveys and network analysis) he demonstrated the limits and opportunities for NGO participation in governance activities. He has previously studied at Nanjing University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Kentucky (network analysis workshop), and Beijing University.
His doctoral research focuses on China’s food security policy and its implication for global food and environmental governance. Given China’s intensive domestic food production, increasing range of consumer tastes, and widespread issues regarding food safety, actors from China are increasingly sourcing food from outside countries. What are the implications for food production systems? For recipient countries of direct investment?
Methodologically, Matt is exploring the use of network analysis in international political economy research, an approach that has recently been gaining traction.
- PhD in Global Governance
- MA Globalization and International Development, University of Ottawa, 2013 (with distinction)
- BSoc.Sc. International Economics and Development, University of Ottawa, 2010 (Magna Cum Laude)
- BSoc.Sc. International Development and Globalization, University of Ottawa, 2009