Steffi Hamann

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52675
Education (doctoral degree): 
PhD, Political Science and International Development Studies, University of Guelph, 2017

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


  • Steffi Hamann. (2020). "The global food system, agro-industrialization and governance: alternative conceptions for sub-Saharan Africa." Globalizations. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1730050
  • Steffi Hamann. (2020). "Not home-made: Historical and contemporary social policy dynamics in Cameroon." Global Social Policy. DOI: 10.1177/1468018120923235
  • Steffi Hamann. (2018). "Agro-industrialisation and food security: dietary diversity and food access of workers in Cameroon’s palm oil sector." Canadian Journal of Development Studies 39(1), 72-8.
  • Cayla Albrecht, Rylea Johnson, Steffi Hamann, Lisa Ohberg, Michael CoDyre, Lauren Sneyd. (2013). "Toward Alternative Food Systems Development: Exploring Limitations and Research Opportunities." Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3(4), 151-159.

Technical Guide

  • Steffi Hamann (2013). "Bridging the Gap: A Guide to Improving Humanitarian Practice to Support Long-Term Food Security." Humanitarian Coalition, Ottawa, ON. Humanitarian Coalition.
  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2020
  • Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences 2019
  • Kari-Polanyi Levitt Prize 2016
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship 2012-2016