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Gerardo Otero is Professor of International Studies and Sociology, Latin American Studies Program Coordinator, and Graduate Program Chair at the School for International Studies, at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. Otero has published more than 100 scholarly articles, chapters and books on the peasantry and political-cultural class formation, Mexico’s politics and society, the socioeconomic impact of agricultural biotechnology, migrant and immigrant farmworkers in British Columbia, and the neoliberal food regime. His books include: Farewell to the Peasantry? Political Class Formation in Rural Mexico. (Boulder, CO and Oxford: Westview Press, 1999), and Food for the Few: Neoliberal Globalism and Biotechnology in Latin America. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008, 2010). M.A. Porrúa published three of his books in Spanish in Mexico. Otero’s latest book is The Neoliberal Diet: Healthy Profits, Unhealthy People. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. Gerardo has edited or co-edited three special sections of scholarly journals on Latin America: on Brazil in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS), co-edited with Noela Invernizi; on agricultural biotechnology in Latin America (CJDS 2012); and another co-edited section with Pablo Lapegna on transgenics and neoliberalism in Latin America in the Journal of Agrarian Change in 2016. Otero’s website contains many of his articles, books and book chapters at: http://www.sfu.ca/people/otero.html.

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