Evolutionary Anthropology @ Cal State Fullerton

                         Evolutionary Anthropology

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Embedded within the four-field scientific approach of the Cal State Fullerton Department of Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology provides learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in analysis of the evolutionary ecology of nonhuman primates and humans, and especially behavioral and physiological adaptations in relation to the social environment.
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Our faculty includes:

John Bock (PhD 1995, University of New Mexico),  Professor

 

Raffaella Commitante (PhD 2005, Cambridge University), Lecturer

 

Peter Fashing (PhD 1999, Columbia University), Assistant Professor

 

Sara Johnson (PhD 2001, University of New Mexico), Associate Professor

 

Nga Nguyen (PhD 2006, Princeton University), Assistant Professor

 

John Q. Patton (PhD 1997, UC Santa Barbara), Associate Professor

 

Elizabeth Pillsworth (PhD 2008, UCLA), Assistant Professor

 

Norm Rosen (ABD, University College London), Lecturer

 

Faculty have conducted research among forager agropastoralists in the Okavango Delta of Botswana,  baboons in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Quichua and Achuar people in the Ecuadorian Amazon,  colobus monkeys in Rwanda, gelada monkeys in Ethiopia, orang-utans in Borneo,  and indigenous and minority peoples in New Mexico.

Ju/'hoansi boys hunting, Tsodilo Hills, Botswana

Ju/'hoansi boys hunting, Tsodilo Hills, Botswana 1990.

2008 John Bock.  All rights reserved.

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Faculty research and teaching interests include:

 

Primate and human life histories

 

Demography

Growth and development

Aging

Reproductive ecology

Risk and competition

 

 

Food and nutrition

 

Human subsistence ecology

Primate feeding ecology

 

 

Cognition in evolutionary/cross-cultural perspective

 

Play

Skill and knowledge acquisition

Cooperation and competition

Politics

 

 

 

Health

 

The HIV/AIDS epidemic

Social epidemiology

Access to health resources

 

 

Household and societal structure

 

Time allocation

Gender roles

Cooperation and competition

Politics

Warfare

 

 

Conservation

 

Primate conservation

Traditional utilization and land tenure among indigenous peoples

 

Chacma baboons, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1998

Chacma baboons, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1998.

2008 Sara E. Johnson.  All rights reserved.

Gelada one-male unit at Guassa, Ethiopian Highlands

Gelada one-male unit at Guassa, Ethiopian Highlands.

2008 Peter Fashing.  All rights reserved.

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Since 2000,  our graduates have been accepted into the following programs:

 

PhD: Australian National,  British Columbia, Cambridge, Michigan,  New Mexico, NYU, Ohio State, Oxford, Rutgers, Stirling, Texas A&M, UCLA, UC Davis, UNLV, University College London, Washington, and  Washington State.

 

MPH:  Berkeley, CSU Long Beach, Loma Linda, and UCLA .

Cal State Fullerton

 

 

 

Department of Anthropology

California State University, Fullerton

P.O. Box 6846 Fullerton, CA 92834-6846