Thea Riofrancos is an assistant 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). She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and serves on the steering committee of the organization’s Ecosocialist Working Group.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
Field Notes from Extractive Frontiers
A response to “How can we live respectfully with the land and with one another?”
Podcast: We Can’t Talk About Tech Without Talking About Resources
Listen to an interview with Thea Riofrancos on Tech Won’t Save Us.
- What Green Costs
Read an essay by Thea Riofrancos in Logic Magazine.
- A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal
Pick up this book by Thea Riofrancos, Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, and Daniel Aldana Cohen detailing the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal.
Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador
Read Thea Riofrancos’ book examining the conflict around resource extraction in Ecuador and its significance for development, democracy, and the ecological foundations of global capitalism.