Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Chris Huggins’ research focuses on agricultural development, rural livelihoods, and natural resource management in Africa; particularly in post-conflict situations. He has consulted for major UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations, worked with Human Rights Watch, and was for several years a Research Fellow at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi. He has a PhD in Geography (specialization in political economy) from Carleton University, Ottawa; and a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from Strathclyde University in the UK. He is co-editor of two multi-volume books, guest-edited a special collection of Third World Thematics (on artisanal mining in Africa) and has published several journal articles in high-impact journals. His book, Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance was published by Zed Books in 2017.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Carleton University