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Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and Policy and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Christine Folch
Office Location:  201G Friedl Building
Office Phone:  (919) 668-4170
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Culanth 801s.01, Decolonizing social theory Synopsis
    Smith wrhs a101, Tu 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
  • Ph.D. City University of New York 2012

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Folch, C. "Ceremony, Medicine, Caffeinated Tea: Unearthing the Forgotten Faces of the North American Stimulant Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)." Comparative Studies in Society and History  vol. 63 no. 2 (April, 2021): 464-498. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Folch, C. Hydropolitics The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America. Princeton University Press, September, 2019. 272 pages pp.  [abs]
  3. Folch, C. "Ciudad del Este and the common market: A tale of two economic integrations." Big Water: The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay  (January, 2018): 267-284.
  4. Folch, C. "The nature of sovereignty in the anthropocene: Hydroelectric lessons of struggle, otherness, and economics from paraguay." Current Anthropology  vol. 57 no. 5 (October, 2016): 565-585. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Folch, C. "The Cause of All Paraguayans? Defining and Defending Hydroelectric Sovereignty." The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology  vol. 20 no. 2 (January, 2015): 242-263. [doi]  [abs]

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