Steffi Hamann’s research combines her academic background in Political Science with an interest in socio-economic development and global inequalities. She investigates the political economy of agricultural commodity investments and their impacts on local livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining the University of Guelph in 2012, she worked as a practitioner for the German development agency GIZ. Dr. Hamann has conducted extensive field work in Burkina Faso and Cameroon.
Steffi Hamann. (2018). "Agro-industrialisation and food security: dietary diversity and food access of workers in Cameroon’s palm oil sector." Canadian Journal of Development Studies 39(1), 72-8.
Cayla Albrecht, Rylea Johnson, Steffi Hamann, Lisa Ohberg, Michael CoDyre, Lauren Sneyd. (2013). "Toward Alternative Food Systems Development: Exploring Limitations and Research Opportunities." Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3(4), 151-159.
Steffi Hamann (2013). "Bridging the Gap: A Guide to Improving Humanitarian Practice to Support Long-Term Food Security." Humanitarian Coalition, Ottawa, ON. Humanitarian Coalition.
Kari-Polanyi Levitt Prize 2016
Ontario Trillium Scholarship 2012-2016
Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences 2019