Jaume Franquesa


Jaume Franquesa.

Jaume Franquesa


Jaume Franquesa


Research Topics

Energy and environment; politics and morality; right-wing populism and emancipatory alternatives in rural Europe; the commodification of space and nature; cultural heritage and memory; Southern Europe, Spain and Catalonia.

Contact Information

372 Academic Center

Buffalo NY, 14261-0026

Phone: (716) 645-0404



  • PhD, University of Barcelona
  • BA, University of Barcelona

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  • APY 106 | Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • APY 199 | UB Seminar: Why Have Wealth?
  • APY 319 | Environmental Anthropology
  • APY 401 | Theory in Anthropology
  • APY 474 | Cities and Cultures

Graduate Courses

  • APY 618 | Cultural Heritage
  • APY 619 | Political Ecology: Nature, Capital, and Climate Change
  • APY 655 | Graduate Survey of Social Anthropology

Selected Publications


  • 2018. Power struggles: Dignity, value, and the renewable energy frontier in Spain. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press [264 pages].
  • 2013. Urbanismo neoliberal, negocio immobiliario y vida vida vecinal. El caso de Palma. Barcelona: Icaria [in Spanish, 239 pages].
  • 2010. Sa Calatrava mon amour. Ethnografia d'un barri atrapat en la geografia del capital. Palma (Spain): Documenta Balear [in Catalan, 358 pages].

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (selection)