ABOUT






Valeria Meiller is a writer and scholar specializing in environmental issues in the Latin American region. She is recognized for her experience in conceiving original and dynamic projects and ideas for biennials, exhibitions, conferences and publications. Her research and writing analyze pressing ecological topics from the perspective of environmental theory. Her work has been published in journals, newspapers and magazines worldwide. She works and lives between Texas and New York.

Valeria is an Assistant Professor of Social and Environmental Challenges in Latin America at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently working on her first scholarly book Argentina, Nation of Flesh which analyzes the role of the slaughterhouse in Argentine visual, architectural and literary materials. She has also developed interdisciplinary and collaborative environmental projects for the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, the Contemporary Art Center in Lithuania and the London School of Architecture, among others.

Valeria is the author of four ecopoetry books in Spanish, including the forthcoming El libro de los caballitos as well as El mes raro, recently translated into English. She has also written El Recreo and Tilos, a book published by La Propia Cartonera, an Uruguayan collective project where authors created cardboard handcrafted books as a response to the 2000s Latin American Crisis. Between 2012-2017, she was the editor of the Argentine-based independent publishing house Dakota Editora, a project she co-founded to create a dialogue among contemporary authors in the Americas. She has also translated several book-length projects from English to Spanish and vice versa.

From 2009-2015 Valeria was a frequent contributor to Ñ Magazine, one of Latin America’s leading cultural publications. Valeria’s writing has been published in a number of international journals, magazines and books including the Chicago Review, Tabula Rasa, ISLE, Rolling Stone, Página 12, UNAM, Contrappasso, Mansalva, AEP, El niño Stanton, El interpretador, No Retornable, PUL, Iberoamericana, Logoi, Revista de Estudios Críticos Animales, La Agenda and Eterna Cadencia.

As an expert in her field, Valeria has been invited to participate in various international symposia, conferences, and events on the environment in Latin America and the world. Valeria holds a PhD from Georgetown University, with a Master in Cultural Studies from Georgetown and a diploma in Critical Theory from the University of Buenos Aires.