Amalia Leguizamón

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New Orleans, LA

Amalia Leguizamón is a sociologist concerned with the human and environmental ramifications of genetically modified foods. While in residence, she worked towards completing a manuscript entitled Seeds of Power: Genetically Modified Crops and Socio-Environmental Change in Argentina.

Leguizamón is 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.