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Dr. Chris Huggins - Non-Resident Research Fellow


Adjunct Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University. Chris Huggins is a researcher, lecturer, and trainer with more than 15 years’ experience on land and natural resources rights in Africa. He was previously based in Nairobi as a Research Fellow with ACTS, and in Kigali as Rwanda Researcher for Human Rights Watch. He has consulted with U.N. agencies, bilateral donors, policy think-tanks, International Non-Governmental Organizations, and for-profit institutions. He has a PhD in Geography (specialization in political economy), and is co-author (with Scott Leckie) of Conflict and Housing, Land, and Property Rights: A Handbook on Issues, Frameworks,and Solutions (Oxford University Press, 2011) and-editor (with Jenny Clover) of From the Ground Up: Land Rights, Conflict and Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa (African Centre for Technology Studies/Institute for Security Studies, 2005).

Dr. Huggins lives in Ottawa, Canada, and is married with two young children. He enjoys hiking and mountain biking in the nearby Gatineau hills, and watching live music performances. He travels frequently to Africa.