Episode 19 – Making Sense of Menopause

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroUncategorized No Comments

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

Episode 18 – Rethinking the Acculturation Narrative: A Chat with E.E. Hunt, Jr. Award Winner Isa Godinez

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroUncategorized No Comments

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

Episode 17 – We Need to Consider That People Travel-Chat with Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroUncategorized No Comments

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

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