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Candace Famiglietti

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society
Candace Famiglietti is a scholar of global governance. Her research is positioned at the intersection of gender, consumption, and the environment, where she is particularly interested in the roles of various actors in implementing international environmental agreements - the private sector, NGOs, policymakers, indigenous peoples, and end-user communities. She is particularly interested in how discourses shape policy responses, consumer behavior, and environmental management on the ground in relation to the illegal trade of wildlife and waste.

In addition to her position as an adjunct lecturer at Babson, 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. She received her BS in Finance in 2010 and MA in International Studies in 2011 from Oklahoma State University. Prior to a career in academia, she was a social entrepreneur focused on providing peace-based education in conflict-ridden areas around the world.

Academic Degrees

  • MA, Oklahoma State University
  • BS, Oklahoma State University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Global Environmental Governance; Human Security; Gender and Environment; International Environmental Law; the Rights of Indigenous Peoples



  • Ivanova, M., Famiglietti, C. (2020). Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade. The Conversation. link
  • Famiglietti, C.M., Ivanova, M. (2020). We Must Address Exotic Wildlife Consumption to Avoid the Next Global Pandemic. Maria Ivanova. link


  • A Spotlight on the Impact of the Wildlife Trade Famiglietti, C. Ivanova, M. Science for the Public, Online (2020)
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