Posts by Merisa Thompson

Merisa Thompson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

What is the financialisation of food and why should we care?

This blog discusses Professor Jennifer Clapp’s recent visit to Sheffield where she presented work from her latest book project and current research on the financialisation of food In October this year, the University of Sheffield was privileged to host the world-leading food and International Relations scholar Professor Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and Professor … Continue reading

7 November 2018 by Merisa Thompson
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‘Eating power’ and the oligopolisation of the Haitian food economy

As one of the world’s poorest countries, the inequities in Haiti’s local food economy are deeply rooted in its troubled history and its elite-dominated political economy ‘Nothing prepares you for Haiti’. At the closing plenary of the recent Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference, the first time the conference has been held there since the CSA’s inception in 1975, Trinidadian activist … Continue reading

15 September 2016 by Merisa Thompson
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