Liam Riley is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working with the African Food Security Urban Network and the Hungry Cities Partnership. His research draws focus on the interconnectedness of food security, gender equality and urbanization in Africa, yielding new insights that can support sustainable and inclusive development. He completed his MA (2008) and PhD (2013) in Geography at the University of Western Ontario for which he conducted fieldwork in Malawi using qualitative research methods inspired by feminist, postcolonial, and participatory approaches. During his SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016) he conducted research on the political dimensions of urban poverty and food insecurity in case studies in Harare and Lilongwe using household survey data. He is currently a Co-Investigator on the SSHRC Insight Grant-funded project, “Consuming Urban Poverty 2: Secondary Urbanization, Food Security, and Local Governance in Africa,” which uses mixed research methods and collaboration with local stakeholders to understand urban food security and food systems in secondary cities. In 2017, he implemented research in two case study secondary cities, Mzuzu, Malawi and Dschang, Cameroon.