Jennifer Clapp is a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published widely on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, food security and food systems, and the natural environment. Her recent research projects have examined the political economy of financial actors in the global food system, the politics of trade and food security, and corporate concentration in the global food system.
Her most recent books include Food, 3rd Edition (Polity, 2020) Speculative Harvests: Financialization, Food, and Agriculture (Fernwood Press, 2018), Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid (Cornell University Press, 2012), Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment, 2nd Edition (MIT Press, 2011), and Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (MIT Press, 2009). Professor Clapp is the Vice-Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her interdisciplinary research has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including: a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts; the Distinguished Scholar award of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association; the Innis-Gérin Medal for contributions to Social Sciences from the Royal Society of Canada; a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship; and the Canadian Association for Food Studies Award for Excellence in Research.