Dr. Lisa GezonProfessor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. 1995 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Anthropology). Dissertation title: "The Political Ecology of Conflict and Control in Ankarana, Madagascar." (Dissertation committee: C. Kottak, chair; B. Mannheim, R. Rappaport, H. Wright, I. Perfecto).
M.A. 1991 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Anthropology).
B.A. 1988 Albion College; Albion, MI (Major: Anthropology; Concentration: Public Policy Studies at the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy; Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
- Madagascar 2004-Present
- Madagascar 1990-1999
- Senegal 2002
- Sustainable Agriculture in the SE United States 2003
- Coastal Georgia 1998
Gezon, Lisa L. (in press) Conclusion: Why Gender Matters, Why Women Matter. In Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. Maria Luz Cruz-Torres and Pamela McElwee, eds. The University of Arizona Press.
Gezon, Lisa L. (2010) Multi-sited ethnography: combining analysis at different scales. In Society and Environment: Methods and Research Design. Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Alden Smith and Shankar Aswani, Editors. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 238-265.
Gezon, Lisa L. (2010) “Leaf of Paradise or Aid to Terrorism?: Cultural Constructions of a Drug Called Khat” In E. P. Durrenberger and S. Erem, eds. Paradigms for Anthropology: An Ethnographic Reader. Denver. Paradigm Publishers.
Gezon, Lisa L. and Alex Totomarovario (2008) Encountering the Unexpected: Appropriating the Roles of Researcher, Teacher, and Advocate in a Drug Study in Madagascar. Practicing Anthropology 30(3): 42-45.
Paulson, Susan and Lisa L. Gezon, eds. (2006) Political Ecology, Across Spaces, Scales and Social Groups. Rutgers University Press.
Gezon, Lisa L. and Susan Paulson, eds. (2003) “Locating the Political in Political Ecology” Human Organization 62(3). Guested edited special issue.
Gezon, Lisa L. (2003) “The Regional Approach in Northern Madagascar: Conservation after the Integrated Conservation and Development Project.” In Contested Nature: Power, Protected Areas and the Dispossessed–Promoting International Conservation with Justice in the 21 st Century. Eds, S.R. Brechin, P. R. Wilshusen, C. Fortwangler, and P. C. West. SUNY Press. Pp. 183-194.
Kottak, Conrad P. (Colwell, John, Gezon, Lisa, Green, Glen, Rokotoarisoa, Jean, Sussman, Robert, Verin, Pierre) (1994) "Final Report of the CIESEN Pilot Project: An Integrated Approach to Deforestation, Conservation, and Development in Madagascar Using Satellite Images."
Gezon, Lisa L. (2000) The Changing Face of NGOs: Structure and Communitas in Malagasy Conservation and Development. Urban Anthropology andStudies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 29(2): 181-215.
Gezon, Lisa L. and Benjamin Z. Freed. (1999) “Agroforestry and Conservation in Northern Madagascar: Hopes and Hindrances.” African Studies Quarterly 3(2). Included in a volume guest edited by R. Marcus and C. Kull entitled “The Politics of Conservation in Madagascar.” http://web.africa.ufl.edu/asq
Gezon, Lisa (1997) Book Review Feminist Political Ecology: Global Issues and Local Experiences Rocheleau, D., Thomas-Slayter, B., and Wangari, E., eds. American Anthropologist 99(3): 644.
Gezon, Lisa L. (1995) "Analysis of the framework of natural management institutions in Madagascar." Report submitted to the UNDP/GEF.
Gezon, Lisa L. (1995) "Rapport sur les lecons tires des projets de conservation de la biodiversite a Madagascar (Report on lessons learned from biodiversity conservation projects in Madagascar)." Report submitted to the UNDP/GEF.
Kottak, L. Gezon and G. Green. (1994) "Deforestation and biodiversity preservation in Madagascar: The view from above and below."
Kottak, Conrad P. (with John Colwell; Lisa Gezon; Glen Green; Jean Rokotoarisoa; Robert Sussman; Pierre Verin) (1994) "Final Report of the CIESEN Pilot Project: An Integrated Approach to Deforestation, Conservation, and Development in Madagascar Using Satellite Images."