Dr. Lauren Sneyd currently serves as a lecturer and course developer in the areas of sustainability, global development, international business, commodity supply chains, and the food industry at the University of Guelph. She was previously a visiting Assistant Professor (CL) with the Development Studies Program and the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Lauren completed her doctorate in Geography and International Development Studies at the University of Guelph on food retailing, SMEs, and sustainable development in Cameroon. She earned a thesis-based Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at Dalhousie University focusing on ethical coffee retailing and international trade. She also earned a second coursework-based Master of Arts degree in Development Studies at the University of Auckland on sustainable development and gold mining. Her BA (Hons.) was in Anthropology with a subsidiary in Development Studies.


Lauren tweets from @laurensneyd, and she can be reached via email at lsneyd@uoguelph.ca