Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Amalia Leguizamón

Assistant Professor


  • B.A., McKendree College, Sociology, 2004
  • M.A., Queens College, CUNY, Sociology, 2009
  • M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2010
  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sociology, 2014

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2014-
*Adjunct Lecturer, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2013-2014


  • Course Development Grant, Environmental Studies Program, Tulane University, 2016
  • Lurcy Grant. School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Networking Seminar, Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, Tulane University, 2014-2015
  • Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship, CUNY, 2012-2013
  • Doctoral Research Grant, Graduate Center, CUNY, 2010, 2012


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Overseas Experience

  • Argentina

Research & Teaching Specializations

  • Environmental Sociology; Food studies; Collective Behavior/Social Movement; Development

Selected Publications

  • 2016. “Disappearing Nature? Agribusiness, Biotechnology, and Distance in Argentine Soybean Production.” Journal of Peasant Studies 43 (2): 313–330.
  • 2016. ““Environmental Injustice in Argentina: Struggles Against Genetically Modified Soy.” _ Journal of Agrarian Change._ doi: 10.1111/joac.12163
  • 2014. “Modifying Argentina: GM Soy and Socio-Environmental Change.” Geoforum 53:149-160
  • 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.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: Latin America & the Environment, Latin American Development

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