Past Member

Gabriela Soto Laveaga

AMIAS Member

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

History of Science in Latin America and India

Home Institution

Harvard University
From
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Gabriela Soto Laveaga’s research weaves together two microhistories—one in Mexico and one in India—to examine the impact of twentieth­-century hybrid seed technology in a pair of farming communities. Her research examines how local distribution of, and disputes over, land and water, as well as ethnic tensions among farmers, influenced where science was conducted and how this choice ultimately led to what type of hybrid seed was developed for global consumption.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

University of California, San Diego
Ph.D.
2001

Honors

2019
Everett Mendelsohn Excellence In Mentoring Award
2018
Santander Innovation Fund
2016
Gerda Henkel Fellowship for Research Scholars
2015
Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for History of Science
2010
Robert K. Merton Book Award

Appointments

Harvard University
2016
Professor of the History of Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
2009–2016
Associate Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
2003–2009
Assistant Professor