Dr. Chris Huggins
Institutional Affiliation: School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
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).
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 Society, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.03.011