Making Paraguay Real: How to Measure an Agrarian Transformation (2016)
A public lecture entitled, "Making Paraguay Real: How to Measure an Agrarian Transformation," by Dr. Kregg Hetherington, associate professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, specializing in in environment and infrastructure, the bureaucratic state and international development in Latin America. He has written extensively about how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrarian transition in Paraguay have experienced that country's halting transition to democracy. His book, Guerrilla Auditors, is an ethnography of how rural thinking about property and information come into conflict with bureaucratic reform projects promoted by international experts. His current research focuses on regulation in the soybean boom in Latin America's southern cone is transforming the relationship between states, plants, people and territory.