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Peter Andrée

Political economy and political ecology of agriculture and food; Canadian and international environmental politics; Civil society participation in food systems governance; Indigenous environmental co-governance in the context of settler-colonialism

Degrees:BSc/BA (Hons) and MA (Trent) PhD (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1953
Office:D691 Loeb Building


Peter Andrée joined the political science department in January, 2007, after a meandering educational journey from the natural sciences, through philosophy and community development, to environmental studies, geography, and now political science. His latest passion is environmental history. Prior to arriving at Carleton, he was based in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, undertaking post-doctoral research on rural and food system sustainability in Australia. He completed his PhD in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto in 2004.

Peter Andrée is currently Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also cross appointed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and in the Institute of Political Economy. Prof Andrée’s research focuses on the politics of agriculture, food and the environment. He practices, and teaches, community-based participatory research methods and mixed-methods research. Prof. Andrée is co-editor of Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance (Routledge, 2019) as well as Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food (University of Toronto Press, 2014). He is also author of Genetically Modified Diplomacy (University of British Columbia Press, 2007).

Prof Andrée is the Director of the Carleton Center for Community Innovation (3ci), a university-wide research centre that seeks to strengthen community vitality in Canada and abroad by linking community-engaged research to policy and practice.

As of 2024, Prof. Andrée is co-director, with Dr. John Reid of the Ngai Tahu Centre at the University of Canterbury, of a research partnership entitled “Living Relationships”. This project builds on the Sustainability Transition Challenge Wānanga hosed by Reid and Andree in 2023 held in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) New Zealand. The Living Relationships project will share stories of decolonizing food system sustainability transition initiatives in Aotearoa and Canada.

With Prof. Ryan Katz-Rosene from the University of Ottawa, Prof. Andrée is co-host of the ecopolitics podcast series. The series features interviews with leading environmental politics thinkers, entrepreneurs and activists from around the world.

Prof. Andrée is a first generation immigrant to Canada from the Netherlands. He lives with his wife, Chris, and son, Nicolas, on unceded Algonquin territory alongside the Gatineau river in Québec. When not teaching or in research meetings, you can find him in a garden, on a bike, or in a canoe.

Selected Publications

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2024. Andrée, P. and R. Katz-Rosene. Sustainability Transitions Across the Agri-Food Landscape in Canada. Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics: Moving the Green Transition Forward (5th edition). Oxford UP. pp. 295-310.

2024. Reeve, B., R. Guinto., K. Holly, S. Pictou, R. Tinirau, F. Wiremu, P. Andrée and J. Clark.  Challenging Power Relations in Food Systems Governance: A Conversation about Moving from Inclusion to Decolonization. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

2024. Littlefield, C., Stollmeyer, M., Andrée, P., Ballamingie, P., and C.Z. Levkoe. Exploring settler-Indigenous engagement in food systems governance. Agric Hum Values (2024).

2022. Andrée, P.  Discourse. In P. Ballamingie & D. Szanto (Eds.), Showing Theory to Know Theory: Understanding social science concepts through illustrative vignettes. Showing Theory Press.

2020. Changfoot, N., P. Andrée, C.Z. Levkoe, M. Nilson and M. Goemans. ‘Recognizing Engaged-Scholarship in Tenure and Promotion: Autoethnographic Insights from the Fault Lines of a Shifting Landscape.’ Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 26(1), 239-264.

2018. Andrée, P., Coulas, M. and P. Ballamingie. “Lessons from forty years of food policy development in Canada and beyond.” Canadian Journal of Food Studies 5(3): 6-27.

2006. ‘An Analysis of Efforts to Improve GM Food Regulation in Canada.’ Science and Public Policy 33(5): 377-389.


Peter is a co-host of the Ecopolitics Podcast

View season 2 episode 1: Introduction to Global Ecopolitics