Agatha Herman

Dr. Agatha Herman's Details

I am a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK. My research interests centre around questions of power and ethics, with a focus on production spaces and my most recent research focuses on the capability of certified Fairtrade to promote resilient and ethical development within, and beyond, its producer communities with a focus on the wine sector. This was funded through a British Academy Travel Grant (2015) and a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2014-17) with fieldwork across South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Europe. I am also interested in issues around governance, social resilience and alternative economies.


Cardiff University


United Kingdom



Expertise Keywords

Qualitative research; wine; producers; development; networks; social resilience; social justice


Authors Year Title Journal or Book Other Language Type Link
Agatha Herman Michael Goodman 2015 Connections in Fair Trade Food Networks The Handbook of Research on Fair Trade pp. 139-156 English Book Chapter Link
Agatha Herman 2012 Tactical Ethics: how the discourses of Fairtrade and Black Economic Empowerment change and interact in wine networks from South Africa to the UK Geoforum 43 pp. 1121-1130 English Academic Journal Link
Agatha Herman 2010 Connecting the Complex ‘Lived’ World(s) of Fairtrade. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 12 (4) pp. 405-422 English Academic Journal Link

Primary Expertise - Fair Trade Research



Countries of Expertise

South Africa, Argentina, Chile