Richard B. Pace 
Ph.D., 1987
University of Florida

Office: TODD 321
Phone: (615)904-8058

Areas of interest:
Political Ecology, Media Anthropology,
Brazilian Amazon


Office Hours: 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:20-12:20pm
Tuesday/Thursday 1:45-2:45pm

Fall 2014 Class Schedule: 

ANTH 2010 Cultural Anthropology MWF, BAS S102 12:40 to 1:35pm
ANTH 2105 Introduction to Latin American Studies TR, DYS 116 1:00 to 2:25pm
ANTH 3720 Environmental Anthropology MWF, Peck Hall 318 10:20 to 11:15am


Pace, Richard, Glenn H. Shepard Jr., and Conrad Kottak 2014.  Street Protests and Electronic Media in Brazil: Views from Small Towns and Villages. American Anthropology Newsletter (in press).

Pace, Richard 2014    "Tooting One's Horn" and Lauding One's Fellow in the Construction of a History of Anthropological Theory. Reviews in Anthropology (2) June (in press).

2014    Charles Wagley: Introdução [Charles Wagley: An Introduction].  In Pace, R. (ed) As Legados do Charles Wagley: Dossiê Temático.  Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi:Ciências Humanas. Belém: MPEG.  In Press.

 amazon town

2014    Os Tapirapé, Tenetehara, e Gurupaenses através das Lentes da Máquina de Charles Wagley: UmaAnálise de Conteúdo. In Pace, R. (ed) As Legados do Charles Wagley: Dossiê Temático.  Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi: Ciências Humanas.  Belém: MPEG.  In Press.

2014    Preface, Introductory Notes, footnote updates, editing, and concluding chapter—A Community in an Underdeveloped Area: The Struggle for Liberation and Sustainable Development—in Wagley, Charles, Amazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the Tropics Anniversary Edition.  Oxford: University of Oxford Press.

2013    Wagley, Charles Walter (1913-1991) in Warms, R. and J. McGee (eds) Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. New York: Sage.

2013    Amazon Town TV: An Audience Ethnography in Gurupá, Pará. Austin: University of Texas Press. Richard Pace and Brian Hinote


2012    Through Kayapó Cameras: Report from the Field.  Anthropology Newsletter (April). Glenn Shepard and Richard Pace

2009    Television's Interpellation: Heeding, Missing, Ignoring, and Resisting the Call for Pan-National Identity in the Brazilian Amazon.  American Anthropologist 111(4):407-419.

2006    O Abuso Científico do Termo Caboclo? Dúvidas de Representação e Autoridade.  Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi: Ciências Humanas (1) 3:79-92.

2004    Failed Guardianship or Failed Metaphors in the Brazilian Amazon?  Problems with 'Imagined Eco- Communities' and Other Metaphors and Models for the Amazon Peasantries.  The Journal of Anthropological Research (60):231-259.

1998    The Struggle for Amazon Town: Gurupá Revisited.  Boulder CO.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.


1997    The Amazon Caboclo, What's in a Name?  The Luso-Brazilian Review (34) 2:81-89.

1996    First-Time Televiewing in Amazônia: Television Acculturation in Gurupá, Brazil. Reprinted in Podolefsky and Brown  Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader, third edition. Mayfield Publishers, Pp. 66-75.

1996    Review of David J. Hess' Samba in the Night: Spiritism in Brazil.  Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

1995    The New Amazons in Amazon Town? A Case Study of Women's Public Roles in Gurupá, Pará.

Brazil.  The Journal of Anthropological Research (51) 3:263-278.

1994    Review of Leo A. Despres' Manaus: Social Life and Work in Brazil's Free Trade Zone. American Ethnologist Vol. 21, No. 4:1094-95.

1994    Gender Roles, Public Occupations, and the New Amazons-Part 1. Intercambio Internacional Vol. XII, No. 2, May:4-5.

1994    Gender Roles, Public Occupations, and the New Amazons-Part 2. Intercambio Internacional Vol. XIII No. 1, December: 2-3.

1993    First-Time Televiewing in Amazônia: Television Acculturation in Gurupá, Brazil. Ethnology (XXXII) 2:187-205.

1992    Social Conflict and Political Mobilization in the Brazilian Amazon: A Case Study of Gurupá. American Ethnologist (19) 4:710-732.

1992    Review of Ronald Chilcote's Power and the Ruling Classes in Northeast Brazil: Juazeiro and Petrolina in Transition.  American Ethnologist (19)3:631-31.

1992    Review of Judith Lisansky's Migrants to Amazonian: Spontaneous Colonization in the Brazilian Frontier.  American Ethnologist (19) 3:632-3.

1992    Book Notes on The Winnebago Tribe by Paul Radin; The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes by Stan Hoig; Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians by Ronald P. Koch; Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove; Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales by George Bird Grinnell; Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin; California Indian Nights by Edward W. Gifford and Gwendoline Harris Block. Plains Anthropologist (37) 138: 82-84.

1990    The New Catholic Church in Itá: A Case Study of Liberation Theology, Ecclesiastical Base Communities, and Social Conflict in an Amazonian Community of Brazil.  In Looking Through the Kaleidoscope: Essay in Honor of Charles Wagley.  Florida Journal of Anthropology, Special Publication, Number 6, Pp. 11-17.

1983    The Churches of Poverty: Religion's Role in Distributing Aid in a Shantytown of Belem, Brazil. Latinamericanist (18) 2:1-6. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

1983    The Churches of Poverty, Current Research.  The Florida Journal of Anthropology (8)1:44-46.

In Progress:

N.D.    A Communidade Amazônica: Seis Decádas de Pesquisa em Gurupá, Pará. Richard Pace et. al. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi: Ciências Humanas.

N.D.    Beyond Hybridity: Electronic Media and the Kayapó.  Current Anthropology.  Glenn Shepard and Richard Pace.



 2012-2014       National Science Foundation Grant - The Evolution of Media Influence in Brazil:  A Longitudinal and Multi-Sited Study of Electronic and Digital Media. (Co-PI Conrad Kottak).

2011-2012       Fulbright Scholar in Brazil – Federal University of Pará, Belém

2007-2008       Liberal Arts Outstanding Advisor Award

2007-2008       Disabled Student Services Outstanding Mentoring Award

2002-2003       Middle Tennessee State University Outstanding Teacher Award