SoS25- Cultural Consonance, Health, and Migration: A Chat with Max Stein In episode 25, we talk with Dr. Max Stein, who successfully defended his dissertation, “Embeddedness, Cultural Consonance, and Health in a Dynamic Migration Network in Northern Peru” at the University of Alabama this semester.
SoS Episode 24- Milk, Microbiomes, and Social Networks: A Chat with Courtney Meehan In episode 24, we talk with Dr.Courtney Meehan, Associate Professor of Evolutionary and Cultural Anthropology at Washington State University. Dr. Meehan’s research interests include infant and child physical, social, and emotional development, parental and alloparental reproductive and investment strategies, and breastfeeding, lactation, … Read More
SoS Episode 23- When it Rains, it Floods: A Chat with Asher Rosinger In episode 23, we talk with Dr. Asher Rosinger, a member of the Human Biology Association and Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Anthropology at Penn State. At Penn State, Rosinger examines human response to changing nutritional and economic environments through water … Read More
SoS22- Do it to the Extreme:A Chat with Mallika Sarma In episode 22, we talk with Notre Dame graduate student Mallika Sarma. Mallika discusses many aspects of graduate life, including olympic lifting, her reserach on environmental extremes and energetics, and her most recent book and movie recommendations.
In episode 21, we talk with Dr. Alex Brewis (Slade) about her new position as President of the Human Biology Association, her personal development as a researcher, and recent research on weight stigma. Brewis shares stories of her past and her diverse background within the field of anthropology, the importance of studying stigma as an … Read More
In episode 20, we talk with Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver about her new position as Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon, her new book “Sugar and Tension”, fieldwork, and her podcast “Speaking of Race”, which she co-hosts along with Jim Bindon and Erik Peterson. Weaver shares stories of wire cutting and … Read More
In episode 19, we air a podcast episode originally produced by Science for the People, in which Lynette Sievert discusses the evolution and variation of menopause as a human trait. Sievert is an editor of AJHB and professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research on age at menopause and associated symptom … Read More
In episode 18, we interview Isa Godinez, this year’s recipient of the HBA Edward E. Hunt, Jr. Award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation or Poster for her poster entitled Cardiometabolic health among Purepecha in North Carolina. Godinez is a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill working with Dr. Amanda Thompson, and recently completed a successful doctoral … Read More
In episode 17, we interview Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith from the University of Alabama about their recent AJHB article “A decade of rapid change: Biocultural influences on child growth in highland Peru” (Vol. 30, Issue 2, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23072). Oths is Professor of Anthropology, and Smith is a Master’s student in the program working with Dr. Oths. … Read More
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