Elizabeth A BennettI am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Brown University, and will defend my dissertation this spring and confer my degree in May (2014). My sub-fields are international relations and comparative politics, though I identify as an interdisciplinary scholar, borrowing heavily from sociology, public policy, anthropology, and economics. My research focuses on inequality, international development, global governance, organizational culture, and fair trade.

I am also a Research Associate and the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade (CFAT) at Colorado State University. CFAT is the only academic research center in the Americas (and one of the only in the world) to focus explicitly on ethical sourcing from a social science perspective.

On this website, you can find my complete CV, information about my book on activism in America, forthcoming handbook on fair trade, pdf files of my publications, a description of my dissertation, and an abbreviated teaching portfolio.

Please feel free to contact me by email at Elizabeth_Bennett@brown.edu.

NEWS: Next Monday, March 24th I will be in NYC to launch my book The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life. Event details here. About the book here.