Candace Famiglietti uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand global environmental governance, drawing on international law, human security, and gender. She is particularly interested in international wildlife trade and the roles of various actors - the private sector, NGOs, international treaties, indigenous peoples, and end-user communities. She is also interested in how the stories told about wildlife inform consumer behavior, environmental management on the ground, and the resulting biodiversity outcomes.
She is currently a PhD student in Global Governance and Human Security and a research associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability (CGS) at UMass Boston. For more information on the work at CGS, check out www.environmentalgovernance.org.