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Areas of expertise:
Biological anthropology, particularly selection and behavior; the intersection of culture and biology; war and conflict resolution; the role of sports in interracial interactions, identity, and reconciliation; South Africa.
Ph.D. , University of California, Riverside
Recent courses taught:
- First Year Seminar – Forensic Osteology
- Biological Anthropology
- South Africa: Changes & Challenges
- Medical Anthropology
- Primate Behavior and Ecology
- Anthropology of War
- “Women as Mediators in South Africa” (2016). In Introduction to Gender Studies in Eastern and Southern Africa. James Etim, ed. New York: Sense Publishers.
- “The AIDS Epidemic in South Africa” (2012). African Studies Association Journal 7:12-21.
- “The persistence of polygyny as an adaptive response to poverty and oppression in apartheid South Africa” (2012). Journal of Cross-Cultural Research 34:99-112.
- “Male investment under changing conditions among chacma baboons at Suikerbosrand” (1991). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 87:479-496.
- “Neanderthal Pelves and Gestation Length: Hypotheses and Holism in Paleoanthropology” (1988). American Anthropologist 91:327-340.
- “Predation and Primate Evolution” (1986). Primates 27:15-30.
College service and professional affiliations:
- Off-Campus Studies Committee
- Pre-Health Professions Advising Committee
- Development of Public Health Major
- African Studies Association
- American Anthropological Association
- American Physical Anthropology Association