My name is Sean. I came to Queen’s University in September 2009 to work with my advisor, Dr. Betsy Donald. Broadly speaking, I’m interested in how economies work and why. I’m also interested in various dimensions of inequality and their root causes, as well as topics related to food in general.
At the University of Guelph, I had the opportunity to work under Dr. Spencer Henson, Dr. John Cranfield, and Dr. Getu Hailu, as well as the opportunity to learn from a wide range of faculty and others including Dr. Oliver Maskure, Dr. Glen Fox and Dr. Kerry Priebisch. Since coming to Queen’s, I have had the privilege of working under Dr. Betsy Donald, as well as benefited from the direction and advise of my committee members, Dr. John Holmes, Dr. Susanne Soederberg and Dr. Mark Rosenberg.
My dissertation project is focused on critically examining the changing financialization of commodity markets. My main area of emphasis is critical Economic Geography.
Queen’s University 2009 – In Progress
Doctor or Philosophy (PhD), ABD
Areas of Specialty: Economic Geography, Agricultural & Food Geography, Financial Geography
Thesis Title: The Financialization of Food and its Geographical Roots
University of Guelph 2006 – 2009
Master of Science (MSc), Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Emphasis on Collaborative International Development Studies (IDS)
Thesis Title: Examining the Impact and Determinants of Participation in Asian Vegetable Production: A Case Study on Ghanaian Smallholders
University of Guelph 1999 – 2006
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), Faculty of Management
- Major in Marketing Management (Coop)
Massey, Jennifer, Yolande Chan, Sean Field and Paul Smith. (Accepted & Forthcoming 2012). The Role of Career Services in Supporting Local Economic Growth- Opening Doors to Students’ Understanding of Local Opportunities. In Shea, R. & Joy, R (Eds). A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Career Development: A Decade of Canadian Research. Location: Canadian Education and Research Institution for Counselling. Toronto.
Massey, Jennifer, Yolande Chan, Sean Field and Paul Smith. (Accepted & Forthcoming 2011/2012). The Role of Career Services in Facilitating Local Economic Growth – Opening Doors to Students’ Understanding of Local Opportunities. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 10 (1).
Field, Sean, Oliver Masakure and Spencer Henson. 2010. Rethinking localization - a low income country perspective: the case of Asian vegetables in Ghana. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 3 (2): 261-275.
- SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, 2010-2013
- Geography DSC Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance, 2012
- Invited Candidate, Summer Institute in Economic Geography, 2012
- SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, 2012
- Queen’s Student Initiative Fund, Dean of Student Affairs, 2010
- R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship, 2009
- Graduate Entrance Tuition Scholarship, 2009
- Geography Merit Award, 2009
- Michael Chepesuik International Travel Grant, 2007
- Martha Robb Graduate Travel Grant, 2007
- Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, 2007