Eric Hirsch

 I am an assistant professor of environmental studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA). I completed my doctorate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2016. Before my current position, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Governance at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development. My research broadly mobilizes ethnography to understand the micro-level implications of aggregate economic growth, with a particular focus on sites of environmental injustice in Peru, and additional research in the Maldives and the United States. My project for collaboration with the LICCI group is called Reluctant Earth: Indigenous Climate Change Responses in the Peruvian Andes. It asks how Quechua-speaking indigenous villagers register and respond to the local impacts of climate change in southern Peru’s Colca Valley, with a specific focus on the precipitous local decline in household, subsistence, and small-scale agriculture in the village of Yanque.