The Commodity Frontiers Initiative is a network of individual scholars, research teams, and civil society organizations from around the world. Within the CFI Network, we have a Leadership collective, an Editorial Board that oversees the Newsletter, a General Board that actively participates in shaping CFI activities, and 26 partner institutes.
Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University
Ulbe Bosma, Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam and Professor of History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Mindi Schneider, Assistant Professor of Sociology of Development and Change at Wageningen University
Eric Vanhaute, Professor of Economic History and World History at Ghent University
CFI Editorial Board
Editors-in-Chief: Mindi Schneider (senior editor), Sven Beckert, Ulbe Bosma, Eric Vanhaute
Editorial Board and Section Editors:
Hanne Cottyn, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of History, University of York (UK), and Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University (Belgium)
Kristina Dietz, Director of Director of “Global Change – Local Conflicts? (GLOCON),” Freie Universität Berlin
Bettina Engels, Jr. Professor, Director of “Global Change – Local Conflicts? (GLOCON),” Freie Universität Berlin
Sthandiwe ‘Stah’ Yeni, PhD Candidate, University of Western Cape
Pim de Zwart, Assistant Professor of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University
CFI General Board
The CFI Network includes scholars, researchers, and activists at 26 partner organizations.