Episode 16 – Biocultural implications of Soviet collapse & other stories with Bill Leonard Part B

June 8, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In episode 16, we share an edited version of Bill Leonard’s April 24, 2018 James R. Bindon Biocultural Anthropology and Health Series lecture at the University of Alabama entitled “Integrating Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to the Study of Human Diversity and Health.” Leonard is the Abraham Harris Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology … Read More

Episode 14 – Bags of Fingernail Clippings and Muslim Refugees with Rieti Gengo

May 27, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In episode 14, we interview Rieti Gengo, a doctoral candidate in biocultural anthropology at Notre Dame. Besides fingernail clippings, we talk to Rieti about his recent publication “Positive effects of refugee presence on host community nutritional status in Turkana County, Kenya” in American Journal of Human Biology (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23060). For more info about Rieti, check out … Read More

Episode 13 – Milk Does Not Necessarily Do a Body Good with Andrea Wiley (Part B)

May 10, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In episodes 12 and 13, we interview Andrea Wiley from Indiana University and share an edit of her October 13, 2016 James R. Bindon Biocultural Anthropology and Health Series lecture at the University of Alabama entitled “Biocultural Perspectives and Biological ‘Normalcy’: The example of human consumption of cow’s milk.” Wiley is Professor of Anthropology and … Read More

Episode 11 – Great Is Their Sin: Joseph Graves on Biological Determinism in the Age of Genomics

April 27, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In this episode, we share an edited version of the Joseph Graves ALLELE lecture from November 9, 2016 at the University of Alabama. Graves is an evolutionary biologist and author of “The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium” and “The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America.” For more … Read More

Episode 10 – Speaking of Race Recast

April 24, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In this episode, we talk about the recent Human Biology Association meeting and share of our favorite episodes of the “Speaking of Race” podcast. “Speaking of Race” is a project by HBA member Jim Bindon, along with historian Erik Peterson and cultural anthropologist Jo Weaver. In this episode from Black History month, they interview molecular … Read More

Episode 9 – Doomed to Mad Maxian World? The Evolution of Inequality (Mary Shenk & Siobhan Mattison)

April 17, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

In our 9th episode we talk with Drs. Mary Shenk and Siobhán Mattison about the evolution of persistent institutional inequality. Dr. Shenk is an associate professor of anthropology at Penn State University and Dr. Mattison is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. The paper we discussed is “The Evolution of … Read More

Episode 7 – Of Goldilocks & Baby Fat in Birth Weight (Liz Holdsworth & Larry Schell)

February 26, 2018By humbio-adminUncategorized No Comments

This episode is the third of our show format interviews of people with recent publications in the American Journal of Human Biology, the official journal of the Human Biology Association. It is in a way the special connections episode where we interview University at Albany PhD candidate, Elizabeth Holdsworth, and her advisor, Dr. Larry Schell. … Read More