Priscilla Claeys

Priscilla Claeys

Priscilla Claeys

PhD in Political and Social Sciences, MSC in Environmental Management, MA in Business and Administration | Associate Professor IN CAWR

Priscilla Claeys is Associate Professor in Food Sovereignty, Human Rights and Resilience at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience of Coventry University (UK). She received her PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Louvain (UCL) in 2013. She worked as a Special Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, from 2008 to 2014. Her research areas include the right to food and food sovereignty, agrarian movements, global food governance and human rights. Priscilla is particularly interested in understanding processes of legal mobilizations by which social actors use and seek to transform the law to advance their claims. She is also passionate about food security governance, feminism and gender equality and ways to encourage inclusion and diversity in policy-making spaces. She has published Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement. Reclaiming Control (Routledge 2015) and co-edited two books. Her research has notably featured in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Sociology and Globalizations. She is on the International Board of FIAN International. She previously worked for a number of human rights organizations and development NGOs.