Examining the political ecology of agricultural biotechnology
Analyzing resource extractivism as a development model in Latin America
Exploring the emergence of ––and obstacles to–– environmental collective action

Dr. Amalia Leguizamón

Associate Professor of Sociology, Tulane University

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tulane University. I am also a core faculty member at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and a member of the Environmental Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.

I received my Ph.D. in Sociology with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2014.

My research work encompasses the political economy of the environment. My regional focus is Latin America. I investigate the power dynamics that fuel development projects in the region and their uneven impact on society and the environment. I rely mostly on qualitative methods for data collection (fieldwork, interviews, participant observations).

My research focuses on Argentina’s swift agrarian transformation based on the early adoption and intensive implementation of genetically modified soybeans.

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