Prof. Rosaleen Duffy


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Rosaleen Duffy is Professor of International Politics in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. She is interested in the politics of global environmental change, especially biodiversity conservation.  Her work focuses on political ecology, neoliberalisation of nature, wildlife trafficking, poaching, transfrontier conservation and tourism. She is currently PI on a 4 year Euro 1.8 million research project ‘BIOSEC’ –  Biodiversity and Security:  Understanding environmental crime, illegal wildlife trade and threat finance, funded by the European Research Council, 2016-2020.

Her most recent books are Nature Crime: How We’re Getting Conservation Wrong (Yale University Press, 2010) and Nature Unbound: Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas (Earthscan, 2008) (with Dan Brockington and James Igoe). Rosaleenpreviously held posts at SOAS University of London, Manchester University and Lancaster University.