"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla."
- Dr. Robert Sapolsky
I am a primatologist and biological anthropologist whose research interests address questions regarding primate...
Primates, especially humans, are extremely social animals. Nonhuman primates like monkeys and apes are well known for their lengthy grooming bouts with one another, and most species live in tight social groups. Social networks have allowed humans to exchange ideas, share innovations, and develop science and religion...
I have taught the following courses:
Biological Bases of Human Social Behavior
Introduction to Biological Anthropology & Human Evolution
Primates of South Africa International Field Course
Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology Lab
Biodiversity, Adaptation, and Human Behavior