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Annette Aurélie Desmarais




Dr. Annette Desmarais (PhD in geography) is Canada Research Chair in human rights, social justice and food sovereignty. Her research focuses on food sovereignty, agrarian change, international development theory and practice, and rural social movementsShe is conducting research on the theory, practice, and politics of food sovereignty in Canada, Spain, and Mexico. Desmarais also helped design the Master of Human Rights program at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba.


Magnan, André, and Annette Desmarais. 2023. “Growing Farmland Inequality in the Prairies Poses Problems for All Canadians.” The Conversation, February 28, 2023.

James, Dana, Evan Bowness, Tabitha Robin, Angela McIntyre, Colin Dring, Annette Aurélie Desmarais, and Hannah Wittman. 2021. “Dismantling and Rebuilding the Food System after COVID-19.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 10 (2): 29–51.

Turner, Katherine L., C. Julián Idrobo, Annette Aurélie Desmarais, and Ana Maria Peredo. 2020. “Food Sovereignty, Gender and Everyday Practice: The Role of Afro-Colombian Women in Sustaining Localised Food Systems.” The Journal of Peasant Studies, August, 1–27.

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