Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
Legal History, privately held companies, Economic Development, Corporations and the Environment, multinational companies, Corporate Governance, Agriculture, Latin American business history, History of Globalization, Agribusiness
Audrey Gerrard is a researcher in history within the Fate of Nations, the Hidden Companies of the Global Economy, and the Erasmus+ EMERALD case method projects. Her research examines development theory, economics of agriculture and the rise of agribusiness, and the evolution of international corporations law. Audrey was awarded her PhD from the University of Tasmania, Australia, in 2019 and has been involved with research into colonial law, race and labour in plantation economies there. Her recent research at Flinders University, South Australia, examines legal evolution in the Western Pacific through issues of land ownership, plantation agriculture, and labour movement. Her current projects include investigating seed cartels and the transitions in Brazilian law in the early 21st century, and historical examination of corporate transparency in private commodity trading. Looking forward, her research seeks to interrogate the important intersections of environmental histories, corporate multinational infrastructure, and developing legal frameworks.