Rhonda Ferguson

BA (Carleton University), MA (Laurentian University), PhD (Irish Centre for Human Rights Ollscoil na Gaillimhe/ National University of Ireland Galway)

Rhonda Ferguson is a socio-legal scholar who has focused her research on economic, social, and cultural rights. She has a PhD in international human rights law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at Ollscoil na Gaillimhe (the National University of Ireland Galway), where her doctoral work explored the relationship between right to food obligations and international trade rules. As a postdoctoral fellow with Food Secure Canada and the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, she has worked on projects and published research related to national and rural food security, migration in transit countries, and Canada’s arms trade. She is currently living in Unama’ki, Land of the Fog (Cape Breton), researching at the intersection of small-scale agriculture for food and fibre, rural livelihoods, and material culture.