Merisa Thompson

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Merisa is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and N8 Research Fellow working on the Justice and the Global Food System project in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests span international political economy, food and agriculture, gender studies, international development and commodity chains.

Her current research focuses on mapping tensions between ethical and political goods (human nutrition, environmental sustainability, producer livelihoods and animal welfare) within food supply chains, involving analytical theory, political economy, ethical audits, value mapping, global governance, and direct stakeholder engagement. Other on-going research focuses on gender and power, development, political economy, food regimes, food security and food sovereignty, dairy and fish, and the Caribbean region.