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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

Connie Anderson

Professor of Anthropology

Recent courses taught:

  • First Year Seminar – Forensic Osteology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • South Africa: Changes & Challenges
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • Anthropology of War

Selected publications:

  • “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