Christine Folch

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Co-Director, Global Brazil Lab

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Emerging Network, Humanities Lab, Bridge Appointment
Years Funded: 2015 to 2016

Christine Folch works on water and energy politics amidst the constraints of the Anthropocene. Her larger research agenda is on environmental ethics and how groups conceptualize and politicize their relationships to nature. As a cultural anthropologist, she is particularly interested in how energy and environmental impacts disproportionately negatively affect marginalized communities.

Christine's Duke faculty mentor is Professor John French.  She is a co-director of the Global Brazil Lab, and is one of the co-conveners of a new Emerging Humanities Networks project on Environmental Arts & Humanities. 


Emerging Networks




A South American Dam Provides a Window on Politics and Economics as well as Energy
-- Oct 30 2015
Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and one of the faculty members hired with the support of Humanities Writ Large, has studied how a South American dam project bridging... Read More