Laura Berisso

Laura Berisso is an Argentine social anthropologist and writer who lives in the city of Buenos Aires. Since the beginning of her career, she has been interested in studying the nature-society relationships, establishing dialogues between environmental anthropology, political ecology, and narrative journalism. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Buenos Aires and has been pursuing her Ph.D. in social anthropology at the same institution since 2021. Her research is carried out in the southern Argentine Patagonia. There, she analyzes the social and environmental processes linked to the expansion of the extractivist frontier and the development of metal mining. Although most of her written production is framed within academic and ethnographic work, a few years ago she began to explore the path of chronicling and journalism, concerned with contributing to the public dissemination of science and covering socio-environmental issues. In 2023, she wrote a journalistic chronicle about the collective recovery process of a wetland carried out by organized residents of a Patagonian town. This work was awarded in the context of a federal competition promoted by the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation (Agencia I+D+i) and the Secretariat of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Innovation belonging to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina. Likewise, throughout her academic career, she has been a beneficiary of various research scholarships granted by the National Interuniversity Council, the University of Buenos Aires, and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Currently, she works as a Research Trainee at this scientific organization.