Dr Liam Riley is an Adjunct Research Faculty member at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. He holds a PhD and MA in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and a BA from McGill University. Dr Riley’s work highlights the intersection of gender, food, and urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa. This area of research draws together broad questions about social equity and inclusion, environmental and demographic change and the politics of development in African cities that sheds light on critical policy issues. Much of his work is focused on Malawi where he has been working since 2007.