Laura T. Raynolds is codirector of the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade Studies and professor of sociology at Colorado State University. Her research links academic and grounded development concerns focusing on globalization, fair and alternative trade, social movements, agrarian restructuring, and gendered labor forces.

Raynolds teaches and advises students at undergraduate, M.A, and Ph.D. levels. She has done extensive fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean as a consultant to NGOs as well as on projects funded by grants from The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and others. Recognized as one of the world's foremost scholars of fair and alternative trade, she is frequently interviewed by the media and invited to address national and international forums.

Laura Raynolds has published over 25 articles and chapters in addition to her most recent book, Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization (with Douglas Murray and John Wilkinson, eds., Routledge 2007).

Last Updated: July 28, 2017