Mercedes Villalba is a researcher and writer from Argentina. She studied Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires and at The New School for Social Research in New York. Now she’s a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis, where she researches the commodification of geothermal landscapes. She has published articles, poems, translations and essays in Spanish and English. Some of those have appeared in The Plant,
Too Much, Les Chroniques Purple, Compost, Ramona, Correspondencia, Papersky, Segunda Época, Eco-colo.
She makes zines and small-run prints every once in a while. She was/is also part of the art and research duo Mejunje,
the research group PROTO and the Hypha collective.
Her ‘Fervent Manifesto’ was translated to Spanish and Portuguese and published by Calipso Press and by No Libros respectively in 2019. Some of her articles have also been translated to Japanese.
Her only children's book so far ,"No muy lejos" was published by Periplo in 2014.
She currently teaches at the University of California, Davis.