Ryan Adams, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, published “An Emerging Alliance of Ranchers and Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon,” a research article in “Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America.”
Adams’s article, “An Emerging Alliance of Ranchers and Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon,” is based on a long-term ethnographic study of large-scale landowners in Santarém, Brazil, this article examines how grain farmers from Southern Brazil recently arrived in the Amazon and formed an alliance with the local ranching elite. As a consequence of their alliance, immigrant farmers have taken on some local expectations regarding social obligations for landowning elites and the local ranching elites have become less risk averse.
“Tipití” is the only refereed journal entirely dedicated to lowland South America and is increasingly recognized as an important journal for Latin American anthropology scholarship.
Adams joined the sociology/anthropology department at Lycoming College in 2010. His primary areas of research interest are centered on people and their relationship to food, farming and the environment. Adams received his doctorate from Indiana University and has conducted research in the American Midwest and Brazil.