John Ben Soileau III
- Environmental and Political Anthropology, Quilombos, Forest-based Communities, Environmental Justice, Rural Well-being, Brazil, Amazonia, Latin America
I have research interests in environmental governance, territorial politics, and rural well-being. I've explored these themes with Quilombo (maroon) communities in Brazilian Amazonia since 2012. My dissertation research examines the socio-political entailments of quilombo legal recognition and how these articulate with traditional forms of community reproduction and environmental management. I also serve as the Brazilian Partnership Coordinator for The Minga Foundation, a non-profit that collaborates with underserved communities to improve socio-economic and health equity.
- MA - Latin American Studies. Tulane University
- BA - Anthropology. University of New Orleans