Thea Riofrancos

Thea Riofrancos is an associate professor of political science at Providence College and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022). Her research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology, social movements, and the Left in Latin America. These themes are explored in her book, Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020), her co-authored book, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books, 2019), and academic articles in World PoliticsPerspectives on Politics, and Cultural Studies. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Boston Review, The Baffler, n+1, Dissent, and Jacobin.

Articles

12.08.2021
Where We Mine: Resource Politics in Latin America

The energy transition in the Global North risks being anything but just without structural changes to supply chains and the governance of extractive industries.

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