Scientific African Team
Department of Political Science, University of Guelph, CanadaSpecialty:
Social Sciences and Policy
Adam Sneyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He continues to be interested in knowing more about the politics of commodities, the politics of development, and the politics of science in the African context. He has written two academic books on the politics of cotton. The first – Governing Cotton – focused on the challenges associated with cotton and poverty reduction across Sub-Saharan Africa. The second – Cotton – was published in 2016, and analyzed the global politics that envelop this important commodity. His academic articles have been published in journals including Third World Quarterly, Development and Change, and the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and he holds a SSHRC Insight Grant (2015) on Commodity Politics and Responsibility.
Adam has contributed analyses linked to his research program to the Financial Times magazine This is Africa, and to Think Africa Press, African Arguments and The Conversation. He has moderated a high-level plenary at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on cotton in Africa, and a plenary on climate smart agriculture at #NEF2018. Adam is member of the Academic and Scientific Advisory Council of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and serves on the Scientific Program Committee of the Next Einstein Forum. A detailed list of his papers, op-eds, analyses, policy briefs, book reviews and glossary articles can be found on his academia.edu site.