Christine Folch

Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology

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201 G Friedl Building, Campus Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708
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I work on water and energy politics amidst the constraints of the Anthropocene. 

My larger research agenda is on environmental ethics and how groups conceptualize and politicize their relationships to nature. As a cultural anthropologist, I am particularly interested in how energy and environmental impacts disproportionately negatively affect marginalized communities.  

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and serve as Co-Director of the Global Brazil Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., City University of New York 2012

Folch, C. "The Cause of All Paraguayans? Defining and Defending Hydroelectric Sovereignty." The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 20.2 (July 2015): 242-263. Full Text

Folch, C. "Stimulating Consumption: Yerba Mate Myths, Markets, and Meanings from Conquest to Present." Comparative Studies in Society and History 52.01 (January 2010): 6-6. Full Text

FOLCH, C. "Fine Dining: Race in Pre-Revolution Cuban Cookbooks." Latin American research review 43.2 (2008): 205-223.