Rhonda Ferguson is a postdoctoral fellow with Lakehead University and Food Secure Canada. She has been researching the relationship between agricultural trade, food security, and human rights throughout her postgraduate work. Prior to her current position, Rhonda was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University), where she completed her first book on the right to food and agricultural trade rules. She holds a doctoral degree in international human rights law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway (2017). Rhonda has taught university courses on human rights and global health governance, completed an internship with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and worked with non-governmental organizations in Canada and Thailand.
Areas of interest: food justice, the development of socio-economic rights in international law, health and human rights, development, famine histories, land acquisitions, agricultural trade, and sustainable agriculture.