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
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.
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.