Associate Professor Libby Lunstrum
Libby is Associate Professor in the School of Public Service, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA. Her research focuses on the politics of conservation areas, especially national and transnational parks. Libby investigates the ecological politics of international borders and borderlands, the militarisation of protected areas, conservation security, wildlife crime, environmental displacement, conservation violence, the relationships between parks and local and Aboriginal communities, the marketisation of conservation, and attempts to make conservation more appealing to “non-traditional” groups (especially as this links up with questions of race and exclusion).
The empirical sites of her fieldwork include Southern Africa’s Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), including Mozambique’s Limpopo and South Africa’s Kruger National Parks; South Africa National Parks at the national level; North America’s Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (WGIPP); and Parks Canada at the national level.