Lesley L. DaspitUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington | UNCW · International Studies Program
Lesley L. Daspit
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August 2012 - August 2014
- Professor (Associate)
- I teach introductory courses across anthropological subfields. I have developed and manage a garbology research project addressing campus sustainability.
August 2011 - August 2014
- I currently teach distance-learning courses in introductory and cultural anthropology.
January 2011 - May 2011
- Visiting Lecturer
- I taught introductory courses and an upper-level course in human origins. In addition, I managed a team of six graduate teaching assistants who were responsible for the lab and discussion sections of my introductory courses.
September 2000 - July 2003
The bushmeat crisis is often portrayed as a serious threat to primates, especially slow-reproducing ape species. And yet, most bushmeat markets in Central and West Africa are dominated by ungulates, rodents, and carnivores. While markets are a measure of hunters’ off-take, they may not adequately capture information on species consumed in household...
Commercialized hunting and trade of wildlife are the largest threats to mammal populations and human livelihoods in the Congo Basin. It is widely recognized that the lives of humans and wildlife in this region are inextricably intertwined. However, few studies have attempted to integrate both human and wildlife dimensions using ethnographic data to...
This dissertation is an ethnography of women's participation in wildlife commerce and conservation in the Dzanga Sangha Reserve (RDS), Central African Republic. It is based on eleven months of fieldwork in the town of Bayanga using the marketplace as an entry point for understanding the connections between women, environment, and the economy. A mul...