Susanne Jaspars

Vice President

Susanne Jaspars is a Senior Research Fellow at the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London.  She currently leads an ESRC-fundeed projected entitled: Digitalising food assistance: Political economy, governance and food security effects across the Global North-South divide, with case studies in Sudan, India and the UK.  This project builds on more than thirty years of research and operational work on the social and political dynamics of food security, livelihoods and forced migration in situations of conflict, famine and humanitarian crisis.  Her geographical focus has been mostly Horn of Africa, specifically Sudan and Somalia.  As a practitioner Susanne worked for Medecins sans Frontieres (Holland), Oxfam-GB, UNHCR, WFP and others. Her research experience included work as a Senior Research Fellow in the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute in London, and later, a PhD at the University of Bristol on the history and politics of food aid in Sudan, which she converted into a book published in 2018 (Food Aid in Sudan: A History of Power, Politics and Profit. Zed Books). Susanne has also published a number of academic articles, policy reports, and blogs. She is co-editor of Disasters journal and is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Modern African Studies.

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