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Thea Riofrancos

Providence College; Radcliffe Institute; Carnegie Corporation

Based in

United States
North America

Thea Riofrancos is an associate professor of political science at Providence College, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022), and a Radcliffe Institute Fellow (2020-2021). 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) and her co-authored book, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books, 2019). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Boston Review, The Baffler, n+1, Dissent, Jacobin, among others.

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2021. “From Cases To Sites: Studying Global Processes In Comparative Politics” In Erica Simmons And Nicholas Rush Smith Eds. Rethinking Comparison, Cambridge University Press.

2020. Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador, Duke University Press, Radical Américas Series

2019. (With Kate Aronoff, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Alyssa Battistoni) a Planet to Win: Why We Need A Green New Deal, Verso Books

2018. With Tulia Falleti. “Endogenous Participation: Prior Consultation In Extractive Economies.” World Politics 70.1

2017. “El Proyecto Mirador En El Contexto Nacional De (Neo)Extractivismo” In K. Van Teijlingen, E. Leifsen, C. Fernández-Salvador, And L. Sánchez-Vázquez (Eds.), La Amazonía Minada: Minería A Gran Escala Y Conflictos En El Sur Del Ecuador. Quito: Editorial Usfq And Ediciones Abya-Yala.

2017. “Scaling Democracy: Participation And Resource Extraction In Latin America.” Perspectives On Politics 15.3,678-696

2017. “Extractivismo Unearthed: A Genealogy Of A Radical Discourse.” Cultural Studies. 31:2-3, 277-306