International Studies

Dr. Lesley Daspit

Dr. Daspit in Africa

Email:

daspitl@uncw.edu

Telephone:

910 962-3109

Office:

Leutze Hall 208

Address:

International Studies

601 South College Road

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 28403-5629

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Purdue University 2011
    Dissertation: Market Women in a Central African Forest Reserve: Engendering Wildlife Commerce and Conservation
  • M.S. in Experimental Psychology and Primate Behavior, Central Washington University 2003
    Thesis: Folkbiology of Bofi Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa: Indigenous Knowledge of Forest Animals
  • B.A. in Anthropology; Minor in Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington

Research Interests:
Dr. Daspit's research interests include the bushmeat trade, political ecology, gender, food security, and environmental policy in the Congo Basin.

Courses Taught:

  • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 330 - Topics in Africa
  • INT 331 - The Environment and Development in Africa

Publications:

  • Jost Robinson, C. J., L. L. Daspit, and M. J. Remis. (forthcoming). "Monkeys on the menu? Reconciling patterns of primate hunting and consumption in a central African Village," in Ethnoprimatology: Primate conservation in the 21st century. Edited by M. Waller.
  • Jost Robinson, C. A., L. L. Daspit, and M. J. Remis. 2011. Multi-faceted approaches to understanding changes in wildlife and livelihoods in a forest system: A case study from the Central African Republic. Environmental Conservation 38: 247-55.