J. Andrew Grant
Dr. J. Andrew Grant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. He is the recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation for work on governance issues in natural resource sectors. Dr. Grant has been a Visiting Scholar/Researcher at Northwestern University, USA, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. During his doctoral studies, he served as an intern at the Campaign for Good Governance in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dr. Grant is editor of Darfur: Reflections on the Crisis and the Responses (CIR / CIDP 2009) and co-editor of The New Regionalism in Africa (with F. Söderbaum, Ashgate 2003), The Research Companion to Regionalisms (with T.M. Shaw and S. Cornelissen, Ashgate 2012), New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (with W.R.N. Compaoré and M.I. Mitchell, Palgrave 2015), and Corporate Social Responsibility and Canada’s Role in Africa’s Extractive Sectors (with N. Andrews, University of Toronto Press 2019). His publications on conflict diamonds and the Kimberley Process, non-state armed groups and regional security, post-conflict reconstruction in fragile states, and governance issues relating to natural resources have been funded by research agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the British Academy-Association of Commonwealth Universities.
He conducts field research on a regular basis in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Dr. Grant is a Senior Fellow with the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, a Faculty Associate with the Queen’s Southern African Research Centre, and a Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University. In 2017, he served as the International Studies Association (ISA) Program Chair for some 6,000 participants attending the 58th annual conference. A former Executive Council member of ISA-Canada and Chair of the ISA Committee on Virtual Engagement, he currently serves as the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Liaison with the ISA and the American Political Science Association (APSA). He also serves on the Executive Council of the International Political Science Association Research Committee #40 (New World Orders) and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Regional Security and Extractive Industries and Society.