Dr. Rosalind Ragetlie is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow working in the MiFOOD research project. Her research investigates gender, migration, and food insecurity in multi-local migrant households in Benin. Focused on the multi-local household, Dr. Ragetlie’s research contributes to the understudied area of gender and food security in households that exist in the complex space between urban and rural contexts.
Dr. Ragetlie holds a Ph.D. in geography from Western University. Her postdoctoral research builds on her dissertation, which examined food insecurity and gender among smallholder farmers in northwestern Benin. Her Ph.D. research explored how gender shapes food insecurity within the agrarian household by examining how broader structural forces that influence food insecurity and gender play out at a micro-level. Her findings revealed how gender shapes men’s and women’s experiences of food insecurity within the household in rural Benin, playing into the division of household responsibilities and challenging existing gender norms.
Dr. Ragetlie has several years of teaching experience at Western University and an extensive peer-reviewed publication record on the topics of food security, agriculture, gender and development, sexual and gender-based violence, and women’s health. She has also worked as a research consultant, including contracts with the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), and in Middle East Development Assistance at Global Affairs Canada.