This article is part of a special issue in Environmental Humanities titled “Familiarizing the Extraterrestrial/Making Our Planet Alien.” The issue brings together anthropologists, historians, and scientists on the topic of why outer space matters, humanistically. Having studied this topic for a... Read more
A new study by Catherine Panter-Brick, Raja Dajani, Kristen Hadfield, Stan van Uum, Michael Greff shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit of decreasing levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) by... Read more
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
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
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
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
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