The research interests of current and previous students are listed below. If you are interested in graduate work here, please feel free to contact me. Check out the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Evolutionary Anthropology page for information on our graduate program in evolutionary anthropology. For information about applications see the School of Human Evolution and Social Change website.
Evolution of cooperation. Theory of norms and reciprocity. Co-advised by Sarah Mathew.
The evolutionary psychology of ethnicity. Field work in Mongolia. Phd 2001. Formerly Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. Now investigative journalist.
The evolution of group differences, and the evolutionary psychology of prestige. Subsistence ecology. How do people learn to cope with their environments? Norms and cooperation, evolution of religion.Field work in Fiji. PhD 2000. Currently: Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Evolution of technology. The psychology of social learning of technical skills. The role of teaching in cultural transmission. Field work in Fiji. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University.
Friendship, cooperation, prisoner's dilemma, evolutionary game theory. Fieldwork in Viet Nam. Visting Professor, Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Author of 100 Years of Food
Evolution of cooperation; intergroup aggression and warfare in the context of cooperation in large groups; cultural evolution. Field work in N. Kenya. Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Evolution of culture how it has affected human evolution. Author of Statistical Rethinking. Field work in Tanzania and the Faroes. Professor of Anthropology, UC Davis and Director, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Social group categorization. Coalitional and ethnic psychology. Field work in highland Peru. Currently postdoctoral researcher Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. Beginning 9/17 an Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Davis.
Indirect reciprocity. Does selection favor doing good to those who do good. Experiments on reputation and cooperation. Currently teaching at Pomona College. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri
The evolution of menopause. Is menopause and adaptation, and if so why? Has estimated the heritability of age of menopause and the genetic covariation of ages of menopause and menarche. PhD 1999.
Evolution of prestige economies. Why do people invest more resources in showy displays of wealth as political systems become more complex? Archaeological field work in Lake Titicaca region of Peru. Currently:Researcher at UCL
The evolutionary psychology of group cooperation.. Do people solve commons problems, and if so how? Field work among Chaldean communities in Detroit. PhD 2001. MpH from Havard School of Public Health 2004. Researcher at Ariadne Laboratories, Cambridge MA.
The evolutionary psychology of mate choice. Do men modulate their preferences according to their own mate value, and why do men care so much about physical attractiveness? Has done extensive survey work with UCLA undergraduates. PhD 1999: Professor Rio Hondo College