Andreas Folkers

Andreas Folkers

sociology | social theory | sts



November 2023

Very happy to receive this year’s JLU Price awarding the best project of an early career researcher of the Justus-Liebig University Gießen for my „Fossil Modernity“ Project! 

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 Modernity

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