Christine Folch

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

Itaipú Dam & Sustainable Development. A conversation between Duke & UNA researchers. (Full Video)

Are you curious about renewable energy, climate change, and sustainable development? Here is a chance to hear about the upcoming renegotiation of the Itaipú Dam treaty–one of the most important … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

December 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Personal Journey to Standing Rock

I wanted to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux… the wise counsel I received was “Watch. Listen. Respect.” The first sight is of rolling hills covered with tipis, … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Print: “The Nature of Sovereignty in the Anthropocene: Lessons of Struggle, Otherness, & Economics from Paraguay.”

Just published in Current Anthropology: my latest article on energy sovereignty and environmental conflict. Here’s the punchline: to really understand what’s going on today in terms of natural resource conflicts, … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Edible Education: a tasty way to transform public schools & farming, to boot.

With the smell of fresh rosemary and the clucking of chickens in the background, food experts Alice Waters and Joel Salatin shared their vision for eating well to the Kitchen … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux: Haudenosaunee Women’s Dance. (video)

A Haudenosaunee Women’s Dance in support of the Standing Rock Sioux. On August 24, 2016, hundreds of supporters joined the Standing Rock Sioux as they pressed their suit against the … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ph.D. Advice: How to pick classes in grad school

Much like my anthro article that’s about to come out in print, I’ve been working on this “advice for grad students” for *several* years. It’s time, I think, for it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Unlikely Jazz Capital: Asunción

Hundreds of people sit on the street every week in the hottest jazz capital. New York? Rio? Paris? No. Asunción, Paraguay. Never in my life have I ever seen a … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Public Talk in Asunción: Itaipú, conflictos y estrategia política en la administración de Fernando Lugo (Chatting w/the Experts Series)

I am delighted to participate in the Paraguayan Fulbright Association’s “Chatting with the Experts” Series this week in Asunción, Paraguay. I’ll be speaking on my research on hydroelectricity and energy … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment