Rhonda Ferguson works at the intersection of craft, agriculture, and social justice research. She joined Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design to explore small-scale wool and fibre production in Unama’ki and her research interests include food and material security, producer livelihoods, localization, and their implications for craft, particularly, textile and fibre-based craft.
Rhonda was born on “where the three roads meet” in N’Swakamok (Sudbury). She has a doctoral degree in International Human Rights Law (Irish Centre for Human Rights at Ollscoil na Gaillimhe) and a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities (Laurentian University). Her academic work has focused on socio-economic rights, small-scale farming, and trade through critical theoretical lenses. Her creative interests are nurtured through ongoing learning at NSCAD (Textiles) and previously, OCAD (Material Art and Design: Textiles).