Stefania Gallini is an associate professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, where she teaches Latin American and environmental history. She received her PhD in Latin American history from the University of Genova in 2002. Her research interests are the social and environmental construction of agro-exporting regions in Latin America throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of urban waste, methodology and theory of environmental history research, and historical cartography. She is a founding member of SOLCHA-Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental and an active member of ESEH.
While at the Center, Gallini worked on a late nineteenth- to late twentieth-century history of waste in Bogotá as a way to explore the changing relationship between the city and three key natural actors: waterways, mountains, and the Sabana plain.