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Gerardo Otero

Professor of Sociology 

Associate Member, School for International Studies

PhD (Sociology), University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA (Latin American Studies, Major in Economics),
University of Texas at Austin
BA (Business Administration), Instituto Technológico
y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Email: otero@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4508
Office location: AQ 5100        Personal Webpage

Research Interests

Political sociology, social movements, rural sociology, political economy of the world system, state-society relations in semiperipheral nations, neoliberal globalism and agricultural biotechnology in Latin America. 

Short Biography

Gerardo Otero is Professor of sociology and International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Author of Farewell to the Peasantry? Political Class Formation in Rural Mexico (Westview 1999), he has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters and books about political economy of agriculture and food, civil society and the state in Mexico and Latin America. His latest edited book is La dieta neoliberal: Globalización y biotecnología agrícola en las Américas, co-published in Mexico by Simon Fraser University, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco and M.A. Porrúa. E-mail: otero@sfu.ca. During Fall of 2014, Otero was the Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, awarded by its Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program. The Department of Community and Environmental Sociology hosted him. Personal web page: http://www.sfu.ca/people/otero.html.

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