Contact & Location


The Department of
Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall 101
PHONE: (208) 885-6751
FAX: (208) 885-2034
E-MAIL: socanth@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of
Sociology & Anthropology
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Ryanne Pilgeram

Ryanne Pilgeram

Office: Archie Phinney Hall Room 117
Phone: (208) 885-5010
Email: rpilgeram@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology & Anthropology- University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2010

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Gender, Race, and Class
    • Environmental Sociology/Rural Sociology
    • Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems
  • Selected Publications
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne and Bryan Amos. 2015. “Beyond ‘Inherit it or Marry it:’ Exploring how women engaged in sustainable agriculture access farmland.” Rural Sociology.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne and Russell W. Meeuf. 2014. “Good food, good intentions: where pro-sustainability arguments get stale in U.S. food documentaries.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne and Russell Meeuf. 2014. “The Celebrity of Salatin: Can a Famous Lunatic Farmer Change the Food System?” Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 3: 1-19.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne. 2013. “The Political and Economic Consequences of Defining Sustainable Agriculture in the US.” Sociology Compass 7:2 123-134.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne. 2012. “Social Sustainability and the White, Nuclear Family: Constructions of Gender, Race, and Class at a Northwest Farmers’ Market.” Race, Class & Gender 19: 37-60.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne. 2011. “‘The Only Thing That Isn’t Sustainable…is the Farmer’: Social Sustainability and the Politics of Class Among Pacific Northwest Sustainable Farmers,” Rural Sociology 76: 375–393.
    • Pilgeram, Ryanne. 2007. “‘Ass-kicking’ women: doing and undoing gender in a U.S. livestock auction.” Gender, Work and Organization 14:572-595.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Hoffman Award in Teaching Excellence, University of Idaho, 2014
    • Key Fund Grant, University of Idaho College Letters, Arts, Social Sciences, 2013-14
    • University of Idaho SEED Grant, “Examining the Roles of Women in Sustainable Agriculture,” 2012-13.