anthropology

Adversity, Belonging, and Survival among Baboons

Susan Alberts Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University The social environment—both in early life and adulthood—has major effects on human health and survival. But how and why does the social environment get “under the skin” to also affect our physical health? Susan Alberts pursues this question by studying wild baboons […]


Anthropology, Colonialism, and the Exploration of Indigenous Australia

Philip Jones Senior Curator in Anthropology, South Australian Museum, and Affiliate Lecturer, Department of History, University of Adelaide In 1938–1939, Harvard University funded an expedition to Australia aimed at understanding how colonization had affected Indigenous peoples and their physiology, and at informing government policy as it shifted from segregation to assimilation. Led by anthropologists Norman […]