The research interests of current and recently graduated 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.

Current Students

Michelle Kline

Evolution of technology. The psychology of social learning of technical skills. The role of teaching in cultural transmission. Field work in Fiji.

Former Students

Aimee Plourde 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: Lecturer at the University of Bristol.
Francisco Gil-White The evolutionary psychology of ethnicity. Field work in Mongolia. Phd 2001. Formerly Assitant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. Now investigative journalist.
Joe Henrich 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: Canadian Research Professor, Departments of Psychology and Economics, University of British Columbia.
Stephen Le Friendship, cooperation, prisoner's dilemma, evolutionary game theory. Fieldwork in Viet Nam. Now a Postdoctoral researcher, University of Hokkaido
Sarah Mathew Evolution of cooperation; intergroup aggression and warfare in the context of cooperation in large groups; cultural evolution. Field work in N. Kenya. Currently postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stockholm. Starting Fall 2012, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, SUNY Stony Brook NY
Cristina Moya Social group categorization. Coalitional and ethnic psychology. Field work in highland Peru. Currently postdoctoral researcher London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Population Studies Dept.
Karthik Panchanathan 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
Jocelyn Peccei 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.
Natalie Henrich 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.
Adam Wetsman 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