January 13, 2018
A new study by Eric Sargis, Virginie Millien, Neal Woodman and Link E. Olson has exposed the common treeshrew, a small and skittish mammal that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, as an ecogeographical rule breaker. “Determining the causes of geographical variation within a species is... Read more
January 2, 2018
Fourth year PhD student Amanda Leiss was recently awarded the Leakey Foundation Research Grant for her dissertation project titled: Paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age Archaeology: An analysis of the Gona fauna between ~3 and 1 Ma.  Amanda has been working at Gona, in Ethiopia, since 2010... Read more
December 28, 2017
The study shows that contrary to expectations of the inbreeding avoidance hypothesis female owl monkeys do not delay puberty, but rather commence ovarian cycling while residing in their natal group. It seems likely then that adults use behavioral mechanisms to prevent subadults from reproducing... Read more
December 25, 2017
Congratulations to Sahana Ghosh, a sixth year graduate student in the sociocultural anthropology PhD program, who received the Sylvia Forman Graduate Student Paper Prize (Honorable Mention) which was awarded by the Association for Feminist Anthropology. This recognition came for her paper: ‘... Read more
December 23, 2017
Congratulations to Luisa Cortesi, a seventh year PhD student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, who received the PRAXIS AWARD which is given biannually by Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. The award was presented to Luisa... Read more
December 4, 2017
Myanmar’s recent ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya people, in which more than 600,000 people have been forced into Bangladesh, has shocked the world. This guest editorial considers some potential root causes driving the violence, principally the combination of economic precarity felt by... Read more
November 27, 2017
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor of Anthropology and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, received the “Premio Raíces” last week. The Premio Raíces is awarded by the Argentine National Ministry of Science and Technology to recognize Argentine scientists living abroad for their... Read more