A recent anthropological literature on arms-carrying and violence has sought to understand these undertakings as modes of labour and work. In contrast, I focus on threats, specifically threats made in conjunction with rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR). Doing so show what the violence/... Read more
In a recent article published in the American Journal of Human Biology, anthropology Ph.D. candidate Amelia Sancilio and co-authors Mark Eggerman and Professor Catherine Panter-Brick report how on how biocultural research remains a challenge in the field of global mental health. They sought to test... Read more
When ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from his country in March 2004 by the U.S. military, the pilots flying him abroad were given a destination they had never heard of — the Central African Republic (CAR). “Is that a real country?” they reportedly asked their superiors... Read more
Abstract: “Much recent literature has explored the vibrancy of African urban life, and how, despite the pervasive uncertainty, people develop means of operating on the scale of the world (to ‘world’ themselves). To what extent, however, are the exigencies of worlding from Africa determined by... Read more
Perceptions of environmental adversity and access to economic resources in adolescence can theoretically affect the timing of life history transitions and investment in reproductive effort. Here we present evidence of correlations between variables associated with subjective extrinsic... Read more
“Background: Market integration (MI) – increasing production for and consumption from a market-based economy – is drastically altering traditional ways of life and environmental conditions among indigenous Amazonian peoples. The effects of MI on the biology and health of Amazonian children and... Read more
We’d like to extend our congratulations to María de las Mercedes Martínez, Eva Hoffman, and Priyankar Chand for winning this year’s departmental prizes. An overview of the prizes is below.
We’d additionally like to congratulate Eva Hoffman, one of 3 undergraduates in the entire... Read more