John Ben Soileau III

 John Ben Soileau

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
PhD Candidate
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Research Description

I have research interests in environmental governance and the interactions between local communities and extractive industries in the Brazilian Amazon. I employ the perspective of political ecology to examine webs of power among peasants, the State, private interests and environmental resources. My dissertation research examines the local and regional effects of quilombo land titles in the Amazonian municipality of Gurupá, Pará.


  • MA - Latin American Studies. Tulane University
  • BA - Anthropology. University of New Orleans