About

Elizabeth A BennettI am an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Research Associate at the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade (CFAT) at Colorado State University.

I hold a PhD in Political Science from Brown University and a MALD in political economy and development from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. 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.

See a brief interview here.

NEWS: I am delighted to announce the publication of The Handbook of Research on Fair Trade, an edited volume which brings together 43 of the world’s leading fair trade scholars to describe and evaluate the current thinking on topics of fair trade research, and offer arguments about the state of the field and directions for future inquiry. I co-edited the volume with Laura T. Raynolds.

On this website, you can find my complete CV, information about my book, The Civic Imagination, on activism in America, my forthcoming Handbook of Research on Fair Trade, pdf files of my publications, a description of my dissertation on the role of producers in fair trade labeling governance, and an abbreviated teaching portfolio.

Please feel free to contact me by email at ElizabethBennett@lclark.edu.