Dr. Leguizamón teaches courses concerned with the study of society and the environment. From a sociological perspective, she encourages students to think critically on the social dynamics of power that determine the nature of socio-environmental relations.
Explores the complex, dynamic interactions between social systems and ecosystems. Students apply their sociological imagination to examine the social origins, impacts, and responses to the major environmental stresses facing contemporary society, including issues around food production and distribution, and climate change.
Sociology of Food and Agriculture
A graduate-level seminar covering the sociology of food and agriculture, with a focus on the Gulf South and Latin America. Students analyze and evaluate conventional and alternative agri-food systems from a sociological perspective. They explore the power dynamics that sustain –and challenge– food systems.
Latin America and the Environment
An introduction to the political economy of the environment in Latin America. Taking a global and historical perspective, students apply major historical and theoretical frameworks and debates in environmental and development sociology to the Latin American region.
Sustainable Development in Latin America
A graduate-level seminar covering the dimensions of sustainable development in Latin America. Students analyze and evaluate development models, debates, criticisms, and alternatives as are taking place in the region.