Elizabeth BennettAssistant Professor of International Affairs Lewis & Clark College
Elizabeth A. Bennett is 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 at Colorado State University. Her recent books include The Handbook of Research on Fair Trade (2015) and The Civic Imagination (2014). Dr. Bennett’s current research focuses on the politics of voluntary, ethical labeling organizations (such as Fairtrade International and Forest Stewardship Council). At NYU, she teaches an annual one]day course titled The Politics of Ethical Consumption: How Fair Trade is Made. Dr. Bennett holds a PhD in Political Science from Brown University and a MA in International Political Economy of Development from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Examine the history of the fair trade movement, explore systems to facilitate fair trade, and debate the politics of fair trade certification.