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Matias Margulis is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in global governance, development, human rights, international law and food policy. He has previously held academic positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling, University of Northern British Columbia and Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies. In 2010-2011, he was the Cadieux-Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada.
In addition to his academic research, Matias has extensive professional experience in the field of international policymaking and is a former Canadian representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He has also advised the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the Scottish Parliament and consulted for international NGOs and the Brookings Institution.
Matias E. Margulis. 2023. Shadow Negotiators: How the UN Shapes the Rules of World Trade for Food Security (Stanford: Stanford University Press)
Matias E. Margulis (ed.), 2017. The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch (Abingdon and New York: Routledge).
Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr. (eds.), 2014. Land Grabbing and Global Governance (Abingdon and New York: Routledge).
Matias E. Margulis, Kristen Hopewell and 2022. “Food, Famine and the Free Trade Fallacy: The Dangers of Market Fundamentalism in an Era of Climate Emergency.” The Journal of Peasant Studies.
Kristen Hopewell and Matias E. Margulis. 2022. “Emerging Economy Subsidies Undermining Sustainability of Global Fisheries.” Nature Food 3: 2-3
Matias E. Margulis. 2021. “Intervention by International Organizations in Regime Complexes.” Review of International Organizations 16(4): 871-902.
Matias E Margulis. 2019. “The World Trade Organization Between Law and Politics: Negotiating a Permanent Solution for Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes.” Transnational Legal Theory 9(3-4):43-360.
Matias E. Margulis. 2018. “Negotiating From the Shadows: How the UN Shapes the Rules of the WTO,” Review of International Political Economy 25(3): 364-391.
Matias E. Margulis. 2017. “The Forgotten History of Food Security in the Multilateral Trading Negotiations,” World Trade Review 16(1): 25-57.
Matias E. Margulis. 2015. “Regulating Food-based Agrofuels: The Prospects and Challenges of International Trade Rules,” Canadian Food Studies 2(2): 97-106.
Matias E. Margulis. 2015. “Canada at the G8 and UN Committee on World Food Security: Forum-shifting in global food security governance,” Canadian Foreign Policy 21(2): 164-178.
Matias E. Margulis. 2014. “Trading Out of the Global Food Crisis? The WTO and the Geopolitics of Agro-Power,” Geopolitics 19(2): 322-350.
Matias E. Margulis. 2013. “The Regime Complex for Food Security: Implications for the Global Hunger Challenge,” Global Governance 19(1): 53-67.
Thomas Sikor, Graeme Auld, Anthony J. Bebbington, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Bradford S. Gentry, Carol A. Hunsberger, Anne-Marie Izac, Matias E. Margulis, Tobias Plieninger, Heike Schroeder & Caroline Upton. 2013. “Global Land Governance: From Territory to Flow?” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5(5): 52-527.
Matias E. Margulis, Nora McKeon & Saturnino M. Borras Jr. 2013. “Land Grabbing and Global Governance: Critical Perspectives”, Globalizations 10(1): 1-23.
Matias E. Margulis & Tony Porter. 2013. “Governing the Global Land Grab: Multipolarity, Ideas and Complexity in Transnational Governance,” Globalizations 10(1): 65-86.