SOAN Faculty Profile
For the 2020/21 academic year, I am teaching Questioning Society (SOAN 1502), Introduction to Social Theory (SOAN 2500), Making a Living (SOAN 2531), Critical Perspectives on Globalization (SOAN 3533), and Diversity & Identity (SOAN 2550). My teaching engages students in decolonial education through a lens of human-animal interactions.
I am a sociocultural anthropologist interested in human-nature relations in North America. For my doctoral research, I explored how different communities of Canada, Mexico and the United States engage with the at-risk monarch butterfly migration. My current work connects the decline of monarch butterflies with other social and ecological problems that North Americans face—from climate change to agri-food industry.
González-Duarte, C. (2018). Resisting Monsanto: Monarch butterflies and cyber-actors. In Wolf, Steven & Bonanno, Alessandro (Eds.), Resistance to the neoliberal agri-food regime: A critical analysis (pp. 165–179). Routledge.
González-Duarte, C. (2019). The Dearest Butterfly: A nonlinear yet Stratified Human-butterfly Etnography [PhD thesis]. University of Toronto.