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Amalia Leguizamón
Assistant Professor
504-862-3009
220D Newcomb Hall

Biography

Research Interests

Environmental Sociology; Development Sociology; Globalization; Technology & Socio-Environmental Change; Collective Behavior/Social Movements; Comparative Sociology/Historical Sociology; Political Economy; Agrarian Studies; Food studies; Latin American Studies

Current Research Projects

I am currently studying the process of adoption of genetically modified (GM) soybeans in Argentina, its socio-ecological consequences, and Argentines’ responses to this ongoing agrarian transformation. The goal of this research is to contribute to debates on GM biotechnology in the Global South; and, more broadly, to contribute to discussions on the dynamics of agrarian and rural transformations, technological adoption and resistance, and the relationship between ecological modification and social change.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Leguizamón, Amalia. 2014. "Modifying Argentina: GM Soy and Socio-Environmental Change." Geoforum 53:149-160.

Haskins, William, Amalia Leguizamón and Xiaohui Pan. 2006. "Freedom of Speech in Collectivist Cultures: Cross-Cultural Analysis of Attitudes in Argentina, China, Japan, Nigeria, Qatar, and Turkey." International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 5:91-100.