Steffi Hamann

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph

International development, Political economy, Sub-Saharan Africa, Food security, Global inequality


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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. Hamann has conducted extensive field work in Burkina Faso and Cameroon.


  • International development
  • Political economy
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Food security
  • Global inequality