Adrián Zarrilli

Visiting Research Scholar, Program in Latin American Studies (February 2020)

ADRIÁN ZARRILLI (Ph.D., National University of La Plata). Zarrilli is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research and a professor at the National University of Quilmes and the National University of La Plata, Argentina. He is the director of the Center for Rural Studies of Argentina (UNQ) and the former president of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Environmental History (SOLCHA). Previously, Zarrilli was a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. He has published multiple books, book chapters, and academic articles. His recent studies explore the expansion of industrial agriculture, driven mainly by the growth of soybean cultivation, which has produced some of the largest economic, social, demographic and environmental changes in the country's recent history. His research focuses on Latin American environmental history. While at Princeton, he will continue focusing on Latin American environmental history and the relationship between society and nature, issues related to rural development and sustainability, deforestation and the expansion of the agrarian frontier, while continuing to also write his book on environmental history of the Gran Chaco region.