Andrew Grant

Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University

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 mineral resource sectors. ​Previously, he was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University (2005-06 academic year) and an intern with the Campaign for Good Governance in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2003). Dr. Grant is editor of Darfur: Reflections on the Crisis and the Responses (QCIR / QCIDP 2009) and co-editor of The New Regionalism in Africa (Ashgate 2003), The Research Companion to Regionalisms (Ashgate 2011), and New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (Palgrave 2014). His scholarly publications focus on conflict diamonds and the Kimberley Process, non-state armed groups and regional security, post-conflict reconstruction in fragile states, and regulatory and governance efforts relating to natural resources. Dr. Grant has conducted field research in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. He 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 Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. Dr. Grant has also advised Canadian, American, British, and German policy-makers on topics ranging from the Kimberley Process and conflict diamonds to humanitarian responses and international engagement in fragile states to the politics of identity formation among non-state armed groups in Africa.

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