HSOC Fall 2017 Speakers Series: Pablo Lapegna

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    • Monday October 2, 2017
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Old C.E. Building, Mel Conference Room 104
  • Phone: 404-894-3196
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Summary Sentence: The School of History and Sociology invites sociologist Dr. Pablo Lapegna from the University of Georgia.

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Pablo Lapegna presents"Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina."

Dr. Pablo Lapegna (Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook) is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Georgia. He teaches and writes about social movements, environmental issues, critical agrarian studies, and global processes, with a focus on South America and using qualitative methods. He holds a joint appointment with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.

His book Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina (Oxford University Press, 2016) investigates the sweeping expansion of genetically modified soybeans and the ways in which rural populations think, feel, and act when affected by environmental problems and quotidian hardships. Drawing on ethnography and focusing on northern Argentina, the book scrutinizes mechanisms of demobilization and the decline of contention in cases of agrochemical exposure. Soybeans and Power also examines the case of Argentina to analyze the social consequences and the environmental suffering brought about by the contemporary “commodity boom” in Latin America.

Other on-going projects involve the impact of genetically modified crops in Latin America; a comparative study of state-social movement relationships in Argentina and Venezuela; research on riots, repression, and patronage politics in Bolivia; and analyses of occupied workplaces that have been transformed into cooperatives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
environmental politics, sociology, social movements, Speaker series
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