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Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin (Ph.D) is a professor emerita of Anthropology. She taught at Smith College in Massachusetts. In the summer of 2009, Apffel-Marglin founded the non-profit organization Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (link is external), dedicated to the regeneration of both the local forest and of indigenous agriculture and culture in the Peruvian High Amazon while addressing the climate crisis by regenerating a type of Amazonian pre-Columbian anthropogenic soil that acts as a sink for greenhouse gases. The center is an educational organization that aims to integrate theory, research, activism and spirituality. Recent publications include: Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World, Oxford University Press, New York, 2011. And, Rhythms of Life: Enacting the World with the Goddesses of Orissa, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 0-19-569419-8.

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