Chris Huggins is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. His 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, Repairing Domestic Climate Displacement: The Peninsula Principles published by Routledge and the other, From the Ground Up. Land Rights, Conflict and Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa by the Institute of Security Studies, Pretoria; and is the co-author of Conflict and Housing, Land and Property Rights: A Handbook on Issues, Frameworks and Solutions published by Oxford University Press. He guest-edited a special collection of Third World Thematics (on artisanal mining in Africa) and has published several journal articles in high-impact journals.
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