Lindsay Ofrias

Lindsay Ofrias is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department, a recipient of the Lassen Fellowship in Latin American Studies, and a Social Science Research Council fellow. Her research focuses on environmental justice, petro-politics and social movements in the Amazon rainforest and beyond. Her first peer-reviewed article, "Invisible harms, invisible profits: a theory of the incentive to contaminate" seeks to reframe the industrial contamination problem in order to turn greater attention to the productive work environmental destruction does for the oil industry, beyond saving money. She has also published with Engagement, a blog of the Anthropology and Environment Society, and the Spanish-language La Línea de Fuego blog, exploring the emotional and psychological impacts of oil project negotiations, which are not captured by environmental impact studies. She is currently co-organizing the "Indigenous/Settler" conference to be held in April at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked on solar energy policy analysis for the City of Boulder and on a multi-disciplinary initiative to research the effects of hydraulic fracturing on Colorado communities at CU-Boulder's Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences. Other interests include documentary filmmaking and dance.