Dr. John Bock

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Dr. John Bock                       

John Bock, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program

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Publications

CV

Evironmental Studies at CSUF

Okavango Delta Peoples

I am an anthropologist interested in the interface of biology and culture, and as a result my work is implicitly transdisciplinary. I use a theoretical perspective grounded in a branch of evolutionary ecology called life history theory to focus on five main research areas:

 Parental investment and child development in a cross-cultural, socioecological perspective

 Family and household demography

 Health, and especially the relationship between access to resources and health outcomes among indigenous and minority peoples

 The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

 The effects of economic development, globalization, market incorporation, and integration into national level political, economic, and social institutions on indigenous and minority peoples in North America, Africa, and elsewhere.

Juí/hoansi boys hunting, Tsodilo Hills, Botswana

Juí/hoansi boys hunting, Tsodilo Hills, Botswana 1990.

©2008 John Bock.  All rights reserved.

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I have conducted extensive research on these issues in Botswana and in New Mexico. You can learn more about the people I work with in Botswana and my research by looking at my website on the Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana , at a list of my recent publications, or at my CV.

 

I am the Coordinator of Cal State Fullertonís Environmental Studies Program, which offers the MS in Environmental Studies.

 

I am Associate Editor of the journal Human Nature, official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society and the Evolutionary Anthropology Society.

 

I have a PhD in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. I spent three years as a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in anthropological demography and epidemiology at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in Australia. I have been involved in collaboration with faculty from the University of Botswana and the Division of Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

 

I teach Evolutionary Anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, and if you are a student of mine you may access course materials through Blackboard.

Boy herding cattle, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1995.

Boy herding cattle, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1995. ©2008 John Bock.  All rights reserved.

 

Pounding grain, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1994.

Pounding grain, Okavango Delta, Botswana 1994. ©2008 John Bock.  All rights reserved.

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© 2008 John Bock. All rights reserved.

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Cal State Fullerton

 

 

 

Department of Anthropology

California State University, Fullerton

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

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