Christine Folch

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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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November 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

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.

October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

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.

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

May 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

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.

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s not the sandwiches. Or: why David Brooks comes off like a jerk.

There’s a new article by David Brooks that’s ruffling feathers. It’s a quick read, but I’ll summarize it. tl;dr: “The _real_ reason for social inequality isn’t inequality in education, it’s … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Engaged Research in Paraguay: How & Why

At the end of a lively question and answer exchange, a college-aged member of the crowd raised his hand and asked me the hardest question I’ve even gotten about my … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment