Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Sydney Giacalone

Anthropology and Archaeology


Sydney Giacalone's work bridges environmental anthropology, climate and food justice, STS, political ecology, and critical race studies. Her current research focuses on rural farmers and ranchers in the US thinking about and engaging in social and environmental topics including climate change, labor equity, environmental and community resilience, and racial justice. This research seeks to learn from and contribute to participants' coalition building while tracing their efforts to build new forms of political identity and alliance as they mobilize the trope of the rural American farmer towards ends antithetical to that trope’s imaginary.