Columba Gonzalez Duarte, Postdoctoral Fellow


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Socio-cultural Anthropology with a Collaborative Degree at the School of Environment, University of Toronto (2019)

Other Degrees:
Master in Socio-cultural Anthropology, Universidad Iberoamericana – Mexico City (2008)
Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla - Cholula, Mexico (2004)

Post-doctoral supervisor: Scott Prudham
Ph.D. Supervisor: Hillary Cunningham

Contact Information:

100 St. George Street, Room 5027
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Multi-species ethnography
  • Posthumanities
  • Insect-human studies
  • Conservation and environmental justice
  • Migration studies
  • Borderlands
  • Neoliberalism in North America
  • Cyber-politics
  • Monarch Butterflies

Selected Publications:

Gonzalez-Duarte, Columba

2019 “The Dearest Butterfly. A Nonlinear, yet Stratified Human-Butterfly Ethnography” Ph.D. thesis. Supervisor: Hillary Cunningham

2017 Resisting Monsanto: Monarch butterflies and cyber-actors. In Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime. Ed Alessandro Bonanno and Steven Wolf. Pp 165-179. New York: Routledge