Jennifer Wallace, PhD

Jennie holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY (including a study-abroad year in Italy); a certificate of advanced studies in environmental diplomacy from the University of Geneva; a master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; and a PhD in political science from the University of Maryland. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Jennie worked in Switzerland as a training course coordinator at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and spent time in Nepal as a volunteer teacher. She has taught courses in development studies and environmental politics at several institutions, most recently for the University of Maryland, Washington College, and American University. Her research focuses on the representation of smallholder farmers and local resource users in national and transnational political frameworks, particularly in the context of authoritarian regimes. She received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 to observe how residents of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are adapting to the climate change, urbanization, and upstream development that threaten their livelihoods and communities.


  • PhD, University of Maryland
  • MA, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • BA, Sarah Lawrence College
Jennifer Wallace, PhD

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IHP: FOOD SYSTEMS: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice (Fall 2019)

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