MEREDITH F. SMALL

Professor Emerita                                                       Visiting Scholar

Department of Anthropology                                     Department of Anthropology

Cornell University                                                      University of Pennsylvania    

Ithaca, NY   14853                                                     Philadelphia, PA  1910                                                                                   

Email: ms32@cornell.edu or mersmall@sas.penn.edu

Website: meredithfsmall.com

EDUCATION

•Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, 1980

University of California, Davis

•M.A. in Physical Anthropology, 1975

University of Colorado, Boulder

•A.B. in Anthropology, 1973

San Diego State University

BOOKS

INVENTING THE WORLD: VENICE AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Pegasus Books, New York, 2020.  Representation by Wendy Levinson, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency, 300 W. 55th St. New York, NY 10019)

THE CULTURE OF OUR DISCONTENT; BEYOND THE MEDICAL MODEL OF

  MENTAL HEALTH.  Joseph Henry Press, 2006. 

KIDS; HOW BIOLOGY AND CULTURE SHAPE THE WAY WE

  RAISE OUR CHILDREN.  Doubleday, 2001. Translated into Russian.

OUR BABIES, OURSELVES; HOW BIOLOGY AND CULTURE SHAPE THE WAY 

 WE PARENT.  Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1998.  Translated into Japanese, Spanish,

  Russian and Czech.

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN MATING.

  Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1995.  Translated into Japanese and Russian.  

FEMALE CHOICES; SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF FEMALE PRIMATES.  Cornell

 University Press, 1993.

 FEMALE PRIMATES; STUDIES BY WOMEN PRIMATOLOGISTS, M. F. Small,

  editor.  Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1984.

AWARDS

•Edie Award for “The Truth About Boys and Girls published in MOTHERING MAGAZINE, 2009. This award is presented by FOLIO for excellence in magazine writing.  

•Anthropology in the Media Award, American Anthropological Association, 2005

First Soldier in the Gene Wars, selected for inclusion in THE BEST SCIENCE AND

  NATURE WRITING, 2007, R. Preston and T. Folger, eds. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

• Captivated, selected for inclusion in THE BEST SCIENCE AND

  NATURE WRITING, 2004.  S. Pinker and T. Folger, eds.  Houghton 

  Mifflin, 2005.

•Presidential Distinguished Lecturer, University of Vermont, 2003

•Outstanding Educator, Merrill Presidential Scholar Program, Cornell University, 2001

•Finalist, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Journalism Award, radio category, for Commentaries on the National Public Radio Show “Sounds Like Science,” 1999

•Marine Biological Laboratory Science Writing Fellowship, Woods Hole, 1997

•Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow for Excellence in Teaching, 1995, Cornell University

•Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992, Cornell University

•American Society of Primatologists, Student Award, 1981

•Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, 1980

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Small, M.F.  The natural history of childhood.  In: Childhood in America, S. Olfman, ed. Greenwood Publishing, 2004

Small, M.F. Females that did evolve.  Introduction.  Comparative Behavior of Bonobos

  and Chimpanzees, C. Boem and L. Marchand eds. 2002   

Small, M.F.  Revealed ovulation in humans?  JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION

 1996  30:483-488.

Small, M.F.  The evolution of female sexuality and mate selection in humans.  HUMAN NATURE 1992  3:133-156.

Promiscuity in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus).  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

  PRIMATOLOGY 1990  20:267-282.

Small, M.F. .Alloparental behavior in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus).  ANIMAL 

  BEHAVIOUR  1990  39:297-306.

Small, M.F.  Consortships and conceptions in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  PRIMATES  1990  31:339-350. 

Social climber; Rise in rank by a female Barbary macaque. FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA

  1990  55:85-91.

Female choice in nonhuman primates.  YEARBOOK OF PHYSICA ANTHROPOLOGY

  1989  32:103-127.

Aberrant sperm and the evolution of human mating patterns.

   ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 1989  38:544-546.

Female sexual behavior and conception; Are there really sperm to spare?

  CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY  1989b 29:81-100.

Smith, D.G. and M.F. Small   Mate choice by lineage in three captive groups of

   rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL

   ANTHROPOLOGY  1987 73:185-191.  

Small, M.F. and S. Blaffer Hrdy    Secondary sex ratios by maternal rank, parity,

   and age in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

   PRIMATOLOGY  1986 11:359-365.

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith   The influence of birth timing upon infant growth and

   survival in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  INTERNATIONAL    

   JOURNAL OF  PRIMATOLOGY   1986  7:289-304.

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith    Sex of infants produced by male rhesus macaques.

   AMERICAN NATURALIST  1985 126:354-361.

Small, M.F., R. Stanyon, D.G. Smith and L. Sineo   High-resolution

   chromosomes of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

   PRIMATOLOGY  1985  9:63-67.

Small, M.F. Aging and reproductive success in female Macaca mulatta.  In:

    FEMALE  PRIMATES; STUDIES BY WOMEN PRIMATOLOGISTS, M.F. Small

    (ed.). 1984  Alan R. Liss Inc., New York, pp. 249-259.

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith   Sex differences in maternal investment by Macaca 

   mulatta.  BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 1984  14:313-314.

Smith, D.G., M.F. Small, C.H. Alfors, F.W. Lorey, B.R. Stern and B.K. Rolfs

    Paternity exclusion analysis and its application to studies of nonhuman primates.

    In: ADVANCES IN VETERINARY SCIENCE AND COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

   1984  28:1-14..

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith   Chromosomal analysis of perinatal death in Macaca 

   mulatta and Macaca radiata.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1983 

   5:381-384.Females without infants; Mating strategies in two species of captive

  macaques.  FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA  1983b  40:125-133.

Small, M. F. Reproductive failure in macaques.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

   PRIMATOLOGY  1982  2:137-147.

Small, M.F. A comparison of mother and nonmother behaviors during birth season in two

   species of captive macaques.  FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA  1982  38:99-107.

Small, M.F. Comparative social behavior of female bonnet and rhesus macaques.

  ZEITSCHRIFT  FÜR TIERPSYCHOLOGIE   1982 59:1-6.

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith   The relationships between maternal and paternal rank

   in rhesus macaques.  ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR  1982  30:626-627.

Smith, D.G. and M.F. Small  Selection and the transferrin polymorphism in rhesus

   monkeys (Macaca mulatta).  FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA 1982  37:127-136.

Small, M.F. Body fat, rank, and nutritional status in a captive group of rhesus macaques.

   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY  1981 2:91-95.

The Nubian Mesolithic; A consideration of the Wadi Halfa remains.  JOURNAL OF

   HUMAN EVOLUTION  1981  10:159-162.

Small, M.F. and P.S. Rodman   Primigravidity and infant loss in bonnet macaques.

   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PRIMATOLOGY  1981 10:164-169.

Small, M.F. and D.G. Smith   Interactions with infants by full siblings, paternal

   half-siblings and nonrelatives in a captive group of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

   AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY 1981 1:91-94.

Smith, D.G., F.W. Lorey and M.F. Small    Taste sensitivity to Phenylthiourea

   (PTC) in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta).  PRIMATES  1981 22:404-408.

SCIENCE JOURNALISM

LiveScience.com, weekly columnist for anthropological issues, 2007-2009, 112 columns.

The Culture of Babies. CHILD magazine, Australia, September 2014. Introduction by Karen Miles, editor.

When It Comes To Breastfeeding, The West Has It Wrong.  CHILD online, August 28, 2014.

Let Them Tend Cows. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary, June 12, 2011.

We Are What We Know. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary on Amy Chua.  January 14, 2011. 

Tradition vs Opinions. Room for Debate, The New York Times online, invited commentary, March 12, 2010.

Daring to bare.  Op/Ed THE NEW YORK TIMES October 10, 2005

Why my body?  THE WASHINGTON POST  April 19, 2005.

States of Mind.  COSMOS  3:36, 2005.

Christmas cards as social networks.  NEW SCIENTIST  December, 2003.

Evolution of the meat-sex exchange, book review, THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 28, 2003.

Orangutans show signs of culture.  DISCOVER 25:52, 2003.

Captivated.  NATURAL HISTORY  112:80, 2003    

How many father are best for a child?  DISCOVER  24:54-61, 2003.

Mother’s little helpers.  NEW SCIENTIST  181:44-47, 2002. 

The happy fat.  NEW SCIENTIST  175:34-37, 2002.

What you can learn from drunk monkeys.  DISCOVER  July: 41-44, 2002.

So near and yet so far.  NATURAL HISTORY  June:76-77, 2002.

The research at hand.  CORNELL ENGINEERING MAGAZINE. Spring: 22-25, 2002.

String theory.  NATURAL HISTORY  111:14-15, 2002.

Do animals have culture?  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  284:104-106, 2001.

Long live the !Kung.  NATURAL HISTORY  110: 76-77, 2001.

Made to freeze.  VERMONT MAGAZINE  13: 8-9, 2001.

Trouble in paradise.  NEW SCIENTIST  168:34-38, 2000.

Island of the apes.  NATURAL HISTORY  109:87, 2000.

Gut instincts.  DISCOVER  21:34-37, 2000.

More than the best medicine.  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  283:24, 2000. 

Striking a balance.  CORNELL ENGINEERING  Summer 6-11, 2000. 

Family matters.  DISCOVER  21:66-71, 2000.

Aping culture.  DISCOVER  21:52-57, 2000.

Kinship envy.  NATURAL HISTORY  109:88, 2000.

Analyze this.  NATURAL HISTORY  108:84-86, 1999.

Nosing out a mate.  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN PRESENTS 3:52-55, 1999.

Floral arrangements.  NATURAL HISTORY  108:46-47, 1999.

Are we losers?  Putting a mating theory to the test.  THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1999.

Bringing back baby. (cover story)  NATURAL HISTORY  108:68-71, 1999.

A woman’s curse? (cover story)  THE SCIENCES  39:24-29, 1999.

Love with the proper stranger.  NATURAL HISTORY  107:14-19, 1998.

Living electronics. (cover story) CORNELL ENGINEERING  Fall 4-8, 1998.

Making connections.  AMERICAN SCIENTIST  85: 502-504, 1997.

Our babies, ourselves.  NATURAL HISTORY  106:41-51, 1997. 

Family values.  THE SCIENCES (cover story).  37:40-44, 1997.

China’s mountain monkeys.  NEW SCIENTIST  154:38-41, 1997.

Read in the bone.  NATURAL HISTORY  106:14-17, 1997.

Writing about science.  In: A FIELD GUIDE FOR SCIENCE WRITERS, D. Blum and

   M. Knudson, eds.  Oxford University Press, 1997  pp.57-64.

An anthropologist’s attic.  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  275:82-85, 1996.

Paleontological Predictions.  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  274:112-114, 1996.

These animals think, therefore.  NATURAL HISTORY  105:26-31, 1996.

The jungle out there.  (cover story) CORNELL MAGAZINE 96:24-28, 1996.

Rethinking human nature, again.  NATURAL HISTORY. 104: 22-24, 1995.

The seven macaques of Sulawesi.  PACIFIC DISCOVERY  48:24-27, 1995.

Bringing up baby.  NEW SCIENTIST  146:36-39, 1995.

Making a monkey of human nature.  NEW SCIENTIST  146:30-33, 1995. 

When Mr. right is too much effort.  NEW SCIENTIST  143:30-33, 1994.

Ay up, A chimp wi’an accent.  NEW SCIENTIST  142:33-136, 1994.

Macaque see, macaque do.  NATURAL HISTORY  103:8-11, 1994.

Closing the gap; chimpanzee multiculturalism. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION  96:16-23, 1993

The gay debate.  AMERICAN HEALTH  12:70-76, 1993.

The bandit monkeys of Bali.  CORNELL MAGAZINE  95:28-32, 1993.  

Finback at 9:00  CORNELL MAGAZINE  96:35, 1993.

Female Choice in Mating.  AMERICAN SCIENTIST  80:142-151, 1992.

What’s love got to do with it?  DISCOVER  13:46-51, 1992.

A reasonable sleep.  DISCOVER  13:82-88, 1992.

Return of the storks.  BBC WORLD, 1992   

BioBiz.  TRAVEL HOLIDAY  May :74-112, 1992.

Sperm wars (cover story).  DISCOVER  12:48-53, 1991.

Lady hawk.  PACIFIC DISCOVERY MAGAZINE  43:20-21, 1990.

Political animal (cover story).  THE SCIENCES  March: 36-42, 1990.

Ms. Monkey.  NATURAL HISTORY  January:10-12, 1989.

Babysitting and daycare among the Barbary macaques.  FIELD MUSEUM OF

   NATURAL HISTORY BULLETIN, CHICAGO  60:24-28, 1989.

Girls just wanna have choice.  SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED June/July:28-32, 1988.

Various articles have been reprinted in following book collections of articles and essays: TODDLER; WRITING WITH CONTEMPORARY READINGS; THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS; THE PRIMATE ANTHOLOGY; ANNUAL EDITIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (every year from 1993 to present); ANNUAL EDITIONS IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (every year from 1993 present) and magazines including MOTHERING; CATHOLIC DIGEST; WEIGHT WATCHERS, THE BEST AMERICAN HUMOR WRITING, among others.

 

 

BROADCAST

 

Radio

Commentator, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” 2000-2004.

Commentator, National Public Radio’s “Sounds Like Science,” 13 shows from 1998-1999.

Fresh Air, National Public Radio, interview for Our Babies, Ourselves, May 1998.

Talk of the Nation, Science Friday, May 1999, invited by Natalie Angier of The New York Times to be interview with her on the biology of females.

Australian National Radio, December, 1999, Female Mate Choice.

Australian National Radio, Lifestyle Show; Our Babies, Ourselves, November 1999.

Various national radio interviews, summer 1998, to promote Our Babies, Ourselves.

Talk of the Nation, Science Friday, February 14, 1997, interview about female mate choice.

Various national radio interviews, 1995, to promote What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Television

National Geographic TV, Taboo Series, commentator for show on cross-cultural childcare, 2003.

PBS series on Evolution, broadcast fall, 2001, interview and commentary for episode “Why Sex,” and consultant for show and website.  WGHB and NOVA, Boston

The Today Show, interview with Ann Curry, Kids,  April 17, 2001

The Today Show, interview with Katie Couric, Our Babies, Ourselves, May 8, 1998

Good Morning America, show on breast feeding, interview, May, 2000.

Channel 4, U.K., series on evolution, live televised roundtable discussion, March, 1998.

Channel 4, U.K.  What Women Want, interview and commentary, London, 1996.

BOOK REVIEWS

Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy by Melvin Konner.

 Current Anthropology 2015 56: 

Anthropology’s dynamic duo.  Review of “Intertwined Lives” by Lois

  Banning.  THE COMMON REVIEW  2004  3:40-42.

Genes, Sex, Intelligence and the Meaning of Life.  Review of “Lucy’s Legacy,” A. Jolly

   and “Why Sex Matters,” Bobbi Low.  EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY

   2000  9:221-222. 

The Hunting Apes.  C. Stanford.  AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, 2000.

The good, the bad, and the ugly.”  Essay/Review of “Demonic Males” by R. Wrangham and D. Peterson and “Good Natured” by F. DeWaal. 1997  EVOLUTIONARY

ANTHROPOLOGY.

Chimpanzee Material Culture.  W.C. McGrew.  EUROPEAN SOCIOBIOLOGICAL

   SOCIETY  1995  37:20-24.

Juvenile Primates.  M. Pierera and L. Fairbanks.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

   PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY  1994  95:243-244.

Fatherhood; A Review of Paternity Testing.  EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY

   1993 1:221-223.

How Monkeys See the World.  D. Cheney and R. Seyfarth.  JOURNAL OF HUMAN

   EVOLUTION  1992  22:157-159.

Human Reproductive Behavior; A Darwinian Approach.  L. Betzig, M. Borgerhoff-

   Mulder, and P. Turke, eds.  JOURNAL OF HUMAN  EVOLUTION  1991  21:227-

   239.

Peacemaking Among Primates, F. De Waal.  JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION

   1991  20:90-91.

Primate Visions, D. Haraway.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL

   ANTHROPOLOGY 1990   85:527-528.

East of the Mountains of the Moon, M.P. Ghiglieri.  AMERICAN SCIENTIST  1989

    78:397.

The Cayo Santiago Macaques, R.G. Rawlins and M.J. Kessler, eds.  QUARTERLY

   REVIEW OF BIOLOGY  1987  62:206.

Use of Time and Resources by Provisioned Troops of Monkeys:  Social Behaviour, Time

   and Energy in the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus L.) at Gibralter, J.E. Fa

   QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY  1987  62:107-108.

Primates in Nature, A. Richard.  In :Primates in the  classroom, M.F. Small, M.L. Boccia,

    J.E. King, J. Loy, J. McKenna, and G. Ruppenthal.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

    PRIMATOLOGY  1987 12:111-123.

Primate Paternalism, D.M. Taub, ed.  ZOO BIOLOGY  1986  5: 61-65.

Female Strategies, E. Shaw and J. Darling.  ANIMAL KINGDOM  1986

   89:8/47.

Cry of the Muriqui and Monkey of the Clouds (films).  AMERICAN

   ANTHROPOLOGIST  1985  87:980-982.

Social Behavior of Female Vertebrates, S.K. Wasser, ed. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF 

   PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY  1985  66:98-100.

INVITED LECTURES

•Components of Baby Flourishing: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Moderator, Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, March, 2015

•Lactancia Materna, Barcelona, Spain, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, September, 2013

•Attachment Parenting, Masaryk University, Brno, The Czech Republic, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, October, 2012 

•Panel Presentation, Our Babies, Ourselves, Prague, The Czech Republic, October 2012

•The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Keynote Speaker, Glasgow

  Scotland, 2006.

•National Parenting Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, Keynote Speaker, Our 

  Babies, Ourselves, and Kids.  September 2004

•Centre for Culture and Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Our

  Babies, Ourselves, August 2004

•Point Park College, Symposium on Childhood in America, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, June 2003

•University of Rochester, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Our Babies, Ourselves, April, 2003 

•University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 24th Annual Child and Family Development Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, April, 2003.

•Southern Connecticut College, Our Babies, Ourselves, March, 2003 

•La Leche League International, Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, The Natural History of Children, September, 2002

 New York State Perinatal Association, 17th Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, June 2002 

•Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents, Boston, MA, 25th Anniversary Meetings, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, November 2000

•International Lactation Consultants Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, July 2000

•American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meetings, Forefronts of Science, Our Babies, Ourselves, May 2000

•Department of Social Services, State of California, 6th Annual Family-Centered  Services Conference, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

•Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999 

•Child Welfare League of America, Keynote Speaker,  Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

•Children’s Institute International, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

• Honor the Parent, Honor the Child, Evergreen Hospital, Keynote Speaker, Seattle WA, 1999

•Grand Rounds, Wilson Family Health, Johnson City, NY, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

•Breastfeeding in the New Millennium, Emory University Hospital, Keynote Speaker, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

•Evolution and…. Speakers Series, State University of New York, Binghamton, Our Babies, Ourselves, 1999

•Infant Sleep and Attachment Patterns, Notre Dame University, The Natural History of Babies, 1998

•Convocation Speaker, Centre College, Community in Evolutionary Perspective, 1997

•Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Monkeying Around With Birds, 1997 

•Department of Biology, Hartwick College, The Evolution of Human Mating, 1996

•Departments of Biology and Anthropology, State University of New York, Geneseo, The Evolution of Human Mating, 1996

•Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Female Choice in Primates, 1994 

•Department of Anthropology, Duke University, Female Choice in Primates, 1994

•Cornell Alumni Association, Class Officers Midwinter Meeting, 1994

•Asa Gray Biological Society, Utica College, Female Choice in Primates, 1994

•Minton Lecture Series, Cornell Club, New York City, 1993

•Science Technology and Society, Cornell University, Scientists Meet Historians, 1993

•Human Biology and Evolution, University of Michigan, Female Choice in Primates, 1993

•Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Program on Women in Science, Brown University, Female Choice in Primates, 1992

•Ithaca Press Club, Writing Science for the Popular Press, 1992

•Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, New York University, Female Choice in Primates, 1991

•The Center for Evolution and the Paleoenvironment, and the Journal for Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, State University of New York, Binghamton, Social Intelligence and the Evolution of the Primate Brain, 1991

•Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, Bucknell University, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1991

•Neurobiology and Behavior Colloquium Series, Cornell University, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1989

•Friends of the Zoo Guest Lectures, Burnett Park Zoo, Syracuse, 1989 Natal Attraction; Growing Up as a Barbary Macaque

•Primate Center Guest Lectures, Duke University Primate Center, Promiscuity in Barbary Macaques, 1989

•Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, Cornell University, Social Intelligence and the Evolution of the Primate Brain, 1989 

•Spotlight on U.C.D. Women Scholars, University of California, Davis, Promiscuity and Female Choice in Barbary Macaques, 1988

EXPERIENCE

• Principal Investigator, Speaking of Kids, 2014-2016, supported by Johnson&Johnson Baby Research and Development. 

University of Pennsylvania

•Visiting Scholar 2016-present

•Associate Scholar, Wolf Humanities Center, 2018-2019 

Cornell University

•Professor Emerita, 2015

•Professor of Anthropology, 1997-2014

•Associate Professor of Anthropology, 1991-1997

•Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 1988-1991

Courses include: Human Evolution, The Anthropology of Parenting, The Anthropology of Human Mating, The Evolution of Human Behavior, The Anthropology of Everyday Life, Seminars in Current Issues in Biological Anthropology

SERVICE TO THE FIELD

• Journal Reviewer: AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR,  AMERICAN NATURALIST, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY,  BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION,  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY,  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY,  AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST,  FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA,  PRIMATES, HUMAN NATURE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

• Grant Applications Reviewer: The National Science Foundation, The National Geographic Society, Leakey Foundation

• University Press Reviewer: Harvard University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, Princeton University Press

•Advisory Board, Artgerechtprojekt

•Advisory/Editorial Board, Childhood Lost, Greenwood Publishing.

 • Chair, Education Committee, American Society of Primatology, 1985-1986

Member, Education Committee, American Society of Primatology, 1983-1984

• Davis Representative, Primate Conservation Committee, International Primatological Association, 1985