Matthew Archer

Matthew ARCHER

Postdoctoral Researcher

Matthew Archer is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist working at the intersection of human geography and anthropology. He holds a PhD in environmental studies from Yale University and conducted postdoctoral research from 2018 to 2021 at Copenhagen Business School as part of a project on the role of sustainability standards in the governance of the Kenyan tea supply chain.
Matthew's research focuses on the role of non-state actors in sustainability governance, with a particular emphasis on private certification schemes, corporations, and financial institutions. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Western Europe, the US, Ghana, and China, and his recent work has appeared in Focaal, Environment and Planning E, GeoHumanities, Political Geography (with Filipe Calvão) and Critique of Anthropology (with Daniel Souleles and Hannah Elliott).