By Beth Timmers
The School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability is pleased to share Professor Jennifer Clapp is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association. The award recognizes outstanding scholars whose long history of excellent research and teaching has had substantial impact on fields associated with international relations and environmental issues.
On April 5, 2018, a roundtable of scholars spoke about Professor Clapp’s impressive research career, such as her stewardship of the journal Global Environmental Politics, and the impact of her foundational research on food and finance. Dr. Sarah Martin, her former doctoral student, now an assistant professor at Memorial University, credited Professor Clapp for her teaching style that fosters “intellectual autonomy.” The award was presented at the Environmental Studies Section’s reception at the International Studies Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.
The Environmental Studies Section states, “Jennifer has been a unique inspiration for all of us with her outstanding scholarship and passion, and with her ability to build bridges among theory and practice, scholars and practitioners, environment and development, political science and economics.”
Professor Clapp currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability the Faculty of Environment. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was a Trudeau Fellow in 2013 and 2016.