Andreas Folkers

Andreas Folkers

sociology | social theory | sts


August 2022

I couldn’t be more excited to be a Member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science from September 2022 to June 2023. In Princeton I will be working on my book project on „Fossil Modernity“ and discuss „Climate Crisis Politics“ with a number of terrific scholars.

Current projects

Fossil Modernity: A Natural History of the Present
I’m currently working on my second book that analyses the rise, fall and afterlife of the cataclysmic ligature of modernity and fossil materialities like coal, oil, and gas.

→ Fossil Moderity

Stranded Assets: Making and Managing Climate Risks in Finance
This research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) looks at the “pipelines” between fossil and financial capital and analyses attempts to govern financial risks associated with decarbonization.

→ Stranded Assets