Dr. Chris Huggins

Institutional Affiliation: School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa  

Contact: chuggins@uottawa.ca 

Dr. Chris Huggins is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. He holds a PhD in Geography (specialization in political economy) from Carleton University, Canada. His research interests include critical political economy, natural resource management, and livelihoods approaches, with a geographical focus on several African countries, particularly Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Tanzania.  

Huggins is currently researching artisanal and small-scale mining in the DRC and Tanzania with support from a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, ‘Collaborative governance and dispute resolution in the mining sector in the Great Lakes Region of Africa’. This work has resulted in several publications co-authored with Dr. Abel Kinyondo of the University of Dar es Salaam. Huggins has published widely on natural resources governance issues, including a 2017 monograph, Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: Authoritarianism, Markets and Zones of Governance (Zed Books). He is a member of the editorial board of the Nokoko journal of African studies, and is a non-Resident Fellow of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS, Nairobi).  

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Huggins2  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisDHuggins 

Publications (Selected): 

Huggins C. (2017). Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Critical Approaches to Property Rights and Governance. Third World Thematics, 1(2), 151-164. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23802014.2016.1233043  

Huggins, C. (ed.) (2019). Property Rights and Governance in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 

Critical Approaches. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge 

Huggins, C. (Forthcoming) The Mining Sector in sub-Saharan Africa: Flows of Capital and People in Large-Scale Mining and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, in Zoomers, A., Otsuki, K., Leung, M. and Van Westen, G. Elgar Handbook For Development Studies:  Local development in a context of global flows and translocal mobilities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar 

Huggins C, Buss D, Rutherford B. (2017). A ‘cartography of concern’: place-making practices and gender in the artisanal mining sector in Africa. Geoforum, 83, 142-152. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718516301142  

Kinyondo A, Huggins C. (2019, January). Resource nationalism in Tanzania: implications for artisanal and small-scale mining. The Extractive Industries and Society, 6(1), 181-189 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.08.005 

Huggins C, Kinyondo A. (2019, July). Resource Nationalism and Formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Tanzania: Evidence from the Tanzanite Sector. Resources Policy, (63). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.101436 

Kinyondo A, Huggins C. (2020, April) ‘Centres of excellence’ for artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Tanzania: Assumptions around artisanal entrepreneurship and formalization. The Extractive Industries and Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.03.011 

Dr. Chris Huggins