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Dr Agatha Herman

Dr Agatha Herman


Ysgol Daearyddiaeth a Chynllunio

+44 (0)29 2087 4728
1.81, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA

I am a human geographer with interests in the geographies of ethics and justice; in particular, my research explores and analyses questions and relations of power, social resilience and social practices through a focus on production spaces.  I currently hold a Leverhulme Trust early career fellowship (2014-17) in which I am investigating the capacity of certified Fairtrade to promote resilient and ethical development within, and beyond, its producer communities. This focuses on the wine sector and has involved overseas fieldwork in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Finland, South Africa and Sweden.  I am currently working on a Routledge monograph drawing on elements of this provisionally titled Practising Empowerment in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Wine, Ethics and Development alongside developing research collaborations to further my interests in ethical commodity networks, Fairtrade, food justice and capacity-building development.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Plymouth University (2012)
  • PhD in Human Geography, University of Exeter (with affiliation to the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) (2010)
  • MSc in Society and Space, University of Bristol (2006)
  • BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Bristol (2005)


  • Lecturer in Human Geography & Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading (2013-16)
  • Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University (2011-13)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Contract Researcher, Department of Planning, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2010)

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Treasurer and founder member of the Food Geographies Working Group, RGS-IBG
  • Treasurer of the Geographies of Justice Research Group, RGS-IBG
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers










I contribute to the following modules:

  • CP0221 Culture, Space and Place
  • CP0341 Geographies of the Developing World
  • CP0360 Researching Contemporary Issues in Tanzania

I am interested in supervising PhD students in a number of areas:

  • Food politics, ethics and justice
  • Fairtrade/fair trade
  • Producers, commodity networks and 'following' methodologies
  • Social practices
  • Power, empowerment and international development
  • Social resilience
  • South Africa, Latin America and Europe

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