Christine Folch

Christine Folch

Assistant Professor 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 and Environmental Science and Policy (Nicholas School of the Environment) at Duke University.

Degrees & Credentials

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

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 1, 2018. 267-284.

Folch, C. "The Cause of All Paraguayans? Defining and Defending Hydroelectric Sovereignty." Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 20.2 (January 1, 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 52.1 (January 1, 2010): 6-36. Full Text

Folch, C. "Fine dining: Race in prerevolution Cuban cookbooks." Latin American Research Review 43.2 (January 1, 2008): 205-223.