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
South Africa: Changes & Challenges
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.