Assistant Professor

Head shot of Dr. Andrea M. CollinsAndrea M. Collins is Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo. Her research examines the role of gender in the governance of food, land, and agriculture in both local and global contexts. She is presently focusing her attention on the discourses used by global governance actors to describe the roles of women and gender relations in agricultural investment and public-private partnerships. Her current SSHRC-funded research project examines the G7/8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a gender lens.

Selected Recent Publications:

Collins, Andrea M., & Mitchell, Matthew I. “Revisiting the World Bank’s Land Law Reform Agenda in Africa: The promise and perils of customary practices.” Journal of Agrarian Change, Forthcoming 2017.

Collins, Andrea M. “'Empowerment' as Efficiency and Participation: Gender in Responsible Agricultural Investment Principles.” International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 18, no. 4, 2016, pp. 559-73.

Collins, Andrea M. “Improving Land Tenure Security for Women: Assessing the Voluntary Guidelines’ Technical Guide.” in Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches, edited by Amber J. Fletcher & Wendee Kubik. Routledge, 2016, pp. 133–46.

Collins, Andrea M. “Refocusing Governance from the ‘Bottom-Up’: Understanding the Gendered Dynamics of Land Deals for Biofuel Development in Kenya and Tanzania.” in New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa, edited by J. Andrew Grant et al., Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.

Collins, Andrea M. “Governing the Global Land Grab: What role for Gender in the Voluntary Guidelines and the Principles for Responsible Investment?” Globalizations, vol. 11, no. 2, 2014, pp. 189-203.

You may also contact Andrea Collins directly if you are unable to locate a specific publication of interest.

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