Christine Folch

Islamophobia in Unlikely Places: Paraguay & the UN Migration Pact

Nearly 2 million Paraguayans live abroad + send back vital remittances, but many in Paraguay now oppose the UN pact to protect migrants + refugees thanks to a Trump-esque social movement.

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The Social Life of Stimulants

CulAnth290 Fall 2019 Register here. Be honest. The first time you tried coffee, did you like it? Why do you drink it now? How did bitter drinks come to be … Continue reading

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Presentation: Paraguay & Nuclear Rapprochement between Argentina and Brazil at the AmAnthro2018 Conference

Catastrophic Hypotheses, Energy Infrastructure, and Environmental Diplomacy as State Power in South America

Friday, November 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Hilton, Lobby/Street Level, Almaden Ballroom II

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Ejercicios de Memoria–>Paz Encina’s film at the 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival

It’s through art that silenced stories get told. Paz Encina’s beautiful meditation on the disappearance of Agustín Goiburú, medical doctor and Paraguayan dissident.

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Geoengineering to Save Paraguay’s Forests, Past & Future

Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.

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Troubling Foundations: Orientalism in C.S. Lewis & Narnia

Narnia and C.S. Lewis are perennial topics of study among Christian audiences in the English-speaking world. But, despite the sweetness and innocence of the heroic story, there is something deeply unsettling about the way Lewis crafts Calormen.

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Itaipú Binational Dam Post-2023: The Next 50 Years of Sustainable Development

In 2023, the treaty that governs the world’s largest dam will expire.  Our team will develop strategies to steer sustainable development in Paraguay and Brazil, which share the dam, as … Continue reading

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International Research Travel with an Infant

I’m an anthropologist. Almost by definition that means I travel a lot for research. And, to be completely honest, that’s not incidental… it’s one of the reasons I was drawn … Continue reading

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