Biological Anthropology

Research Interests:

Evolutionary psychology, biological anthropology, cognitive development, hunter-gatherer ecology; South America

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: barrett@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 376 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-267-4260

Abigail Bigham

Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

Human population genetics; molecular evolution; evidence of natural selection in the human genome; HIV, genotype-phenotype associations; convergent evolution; high altitude adaptation

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: awbigham@ucla.edu
Office: 391 Haines Hall

Erica Cartmill

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Evolution of language; gesture; primate communication; human language development; parent-child interaction; language and thought; comparative cognition; great apes

Lab Website: http://linglab.ucla.edu

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology and Linguistic Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: cartmill@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 396 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-825-5679

Daniel M.T. Fessler

Professor & Director, UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute

Research Interests:

Evolutionary psychology, biological anthropology; emotions, cooperation, aggression, social control, risk taking, ingestive and reproductive behaviors, morality, cultural evolution; Indonesia

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: dfessler@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 390 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-794-9252

Molly Fox

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Biological anthropology; female reproductive life-history; evolutionary medicine; depression; dementia; longevity; endocrinology; fetal programming; metabolism; acculturation; Hispanic Americans; minority health disparities

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: mollyfox@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 381 Haines Hall

Jessica Lynch-Alfaro

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Evolution of diversity in socially learned behaviors, mating strategies and social structuring in Neotropical primates; capuchin monkeys

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: jlynchalfaro@ucla.edu
Office: 1323 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-206-1889

Joseph Manson

Professor

Research Interests:

Primate social behavior; human ethology and evolutionary psychology; personality; psychopathy; life history

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: jmanson@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 389 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-267-4337

Susan Perry

Professor

Research Interests:

Primate social relationships, primate social cognition, communication; capuchins, macaques

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: sperry@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 330B Haines Hall
Phone: 310-267-4338

Brooke Scelza

Professor

Research Interests:

Human behavioral ecology, life history theory, reproductive ecology, maternal and child health; Australia, Namibia.

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: bscelza@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 396 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-825-1437

Brian Wood

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Hunter-gatherers; human behavioral ecology; evolutionary demography; foraging theory; movement ecology; social organization

Subfield:

Biological Anthropology

Contact Information

Email: brianwood@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 384 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-794-7157