The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. The 2017-2018 theme is “Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities.”
Pablo Lapegna is an Associate Professor in the Department 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” 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.