Jennifer Clapp is Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. She is affiliated with both the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Environment 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.
Her 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 (with Peter Dauvergne, MIT Press, 2011), The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities (co-edited with Marc J. Cohen, WLU Press, 2009), and Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (co-edited with Doris Fuchs, MIT Press, 2009).
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 was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in 2013, and received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Food Studies Research from the Canadian Association for Food Studies. She is also currently a Fellow of the Broadbent Institute, and is a regular blogger for Triple Crisis.