Catherine Bishop

After serving in the Peace Corps from 1998 to 2000 in the Republic of Benin, I began working for an international non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.  I conducted surveys in many countries in West Africa to study the social and economic impacts and sustainability of agriculture and small business development projects.  From 2005 through 2008 I was the Chief of Party of an agribusiness project in northern Cameroon.  After working in Africa for a decade, I returned to school to study anthropology and geography.  As a graduate student I explored the history and impacts of development in Africa, focusing on material culture, technology diffusion, and political economy.  I was an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in the summer of 2010 and I conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Liberia in 2011 and 2013.  I am excited to share these experiences with students at UNE!  


human-environment interactions

African studies

impact evaluation

material culture

cultural and political ecology

international development

technology diffusion

Catherine Bishop

Catherine Bishop



Visiting Assistant Lecturer

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