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The Human Biology Association is a vibrant nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating innovative research and teaching on human biological variation in evolutionary, social, historical, and environmental context worldwide.

The Human Biology Association is a vibrant nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating innovative research and teaching on human biological variation in evolutionary, social, historical, and environmental context worldwide.

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The Human Biology Association is a vibrant nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating innovative research and teaching on human biological variation in evolutionary, social, historical, and environmental context worldwide.

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@HumBioAssoc

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English


Episodes

SoS 92 – The Wisdom of Teeth with Dr. Peter Ungar

9/14/2020
This week Chris and Cara chat with the “guru of dental microwear”, Dr. Peter Ungar. Dr. Ungar is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. His research focuses on the use of teeth to reconstruct the diets of extinct species, especially hominins. In this interview, Dr. Ungar discusses the important contributions of dental microwear analyses to paleoanthropology, as well as his work to advance microwear analysis technology to better understand the impact of...

Duration:00:25:33

SoS 91 – How the Outside gets Inside with Drs. Tom Leatherman and Alan Goodman

9/5/2020
In this episode Chris and Cara talk with Dr. Tom Leatherman (Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst) and Dr. Alan Goodman (Professor of Anthropology at Hampshire College). Drs. Leatherman and Goodman discuss their revolutionary work advocating for biocultural collaborations within anthropology, focusing especially on concepts of embodiment, political economy, and structural racism. The conversation explores advances in biocultural work, from the publication of their groundbreaking book...

Duration:00:45:03

SoS 90 – Biocultural Perspectives on Tattooing with Dr. Christopher Lynn

8/31/2020
SoS 90 – Biocultural Perspectives on Tattooing with Dr. Christopher Lynn We’re back from break! To kick off this new season, we have an interview with our very own Dr. Christopher Lynn. Chris is a biocultural medical anthropologist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. In this episode Chris talks about his ongoing work examining associations between immune function and tattooing, focusing on a recent article featured in the AJHB Special Issue: Continuity and...

Duration:00:44:17

SoS 89- An Excerpt from Famished with Dr. Rebecca Lester

8/24/2020
This week we continue our series featuring book excerpts read by previous podcast guests. In this episode, Dr. Rebecca Lester, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis , reads the Preface from her book, "Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America". We then rebroadcast her original interview (SoS 63, aired in March 2020), in which Dr. Lester discusses issues surrounding mental health in academia. Follow Dr. Lester on twitter @psychanthro, visit...

Duration:00:37:42

SoS 88 – Speaking of Race Crossover

8/17/2020
This week we bring you a crossover with the podcast “Speaking of Race”, hosted by Drs. Jim Bindon, Jo Weaver, and Erik Peterson. This episode features an interview with Drs. Yolanda Moses and Alan Goodman, speaking about their work on the American Anthropological Association Project on Race. This interview originally aired on MAY 16, 2020. Check out other Speaking of Race episodes here: http://speakingofrace.ua.edu/podcast Race: Are We So Different? Project Website:...

Duration:00:35:02

SoS 87- Male, Female: An Excerpt with Dr. David Geary

8/10/2020
This week we continue our series featuring book excerpts read by previous podcast guests. In this episode, Dr. David Geary, Curator's Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, reads Chapter One, "Evolution of Fatherhood" from his book, "Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences". We then rebroadcast his original interview (SoS 41, aired in May 2019), in which Dr. Geary discusses his path to these research topics, the applications, and broader impacts of his...

Duration:00:47:51

SoS 86 – The Tropic of Football: An Excerpt with Dr. Rob Ruck

8/3/2020
This week we continue our series featuring book excerpts read by previous podcast guests. In this episode, Dr. Rob Ruck, a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, reads a section from his book entitled “The Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL”. We then rebroadcast his original interview (SoS 37, aired in April 2019), in which Dr. Ruck discusses the intersections between sports, history, culture, and health. You can learn more about Dr. Ruck’s...

Duration:01:08:12

SoS 85- Why We Believe: An Excerpt with Dr. Agustin Fuentes

7/27/2020
Next up in our summer book series, Dr. Agustin Fuentes, an anthropologist now at Princeton University, will read a section from his latest book entitled “Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being”. We then rebroadcast his original interview (SoS 48, aired in August 2019), in which Dr. Fuentes discusses returning from the field. You can learn more about Dr. Fuentes' work by visiting his departmental website at Princeton:...

Duration:01:11:10

SoS 84 – An Excerpt with Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty

7/20/2020
We are still away on our summer break, but to tide you over this week we will continue our series featuring book excerpts read by previous podcast guests. This week Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, an ichthyologist from LSU, will read a section from his upcoming book entitled “Explaining Evolution and Understanding Why it Matters More than Ever”. We then rebroadcast his original interview (SoS 28, aired in November 2018), in which Dr. Chakrabarty discusses science communication and outreach, as...

Duration:00:32:24

SoS 83- An Excerpt with Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver

7/13/2020
This episode is the first in our special summer series which features author readings from recent books. Hear Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver read a chapter from her book “Sugar and Tension: Diabetes and Gender in Modern India.” After her reading, we re-air her original interview from one year ago. In that interview, Dr. Weaver shares stories of wire cutting and wisdom that range from the process of moving cross-country to identifying and working with sustainably developed NGOs. Her latest research...

Duration:01:01:00

SoS 82 – Health Research Across Diverse Populations with Dr. Michael Gurven

7/6/2020
This week Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Michael Gurven on a variety of topics, ranging from advice on finding a field site that matches your research interests, the long and challenging process of establishing a successful longitudinal study, the importance of true collaborative work with indigenous populations (especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic), and the need to move beyond “WEIRD” populations and consider health and human biology in more diverse groups. Learn more about Dr....

Duration:00:35:55

SoS 81- Human Generosity with Drs. Athena Aktipis and Lee Cronk

6/29/2020
This week, Chris and Cara chat with Drs. Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, and Lee Cronk, Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, to discuss their research with the Human Generosity Project. As always, we get to hear about their research journies, interests, and collaborative efforts. Additionally, we get a sneak preview on their latest research on human generosity, cooperation, and COVID-19. Be sure to check out the Human Generosity...

Duration:00:57:01

SoS 80- The Grind of Discrimination with Drs. Lance Gravlee and Connie Mulligan

6/23/2020
In this episode, Drs. Lance Gravlee and Connie Mulligan join Chris and Cara to discuss the research that led to their article, "Shortened telomere length is associated with unfair treatment attributed to race in African Americans living in Tallahassee, Florida". The article was selected as the special feature in Volume 32 Issue 3 of the American Journal of Human Biology. Drs. Gravlee and Mulligan discuss their paths to anthropology, collaboration, and ongoing work with the Health Equity...

Duration:00:43:34

SoS 79 – Stress and Intergenerational Health with Dr. Zaneta Thayer

6/15/2020
In this episode, Dr. Zaneta Thayer joins Chris and Cara to discuss her many projects examining the intergenerational effects of stressful experiences during pregnancy. Dr. Thayer works primarily in New Zealand, where her research has documented links between experienced discrimination and poor birth outcomes. She also discusses her recent clinical brief examining the health effects of psychosocial stress among individuals using assisted reproductive technologies. Finally, Dr. Thayer is...

Duration:00:51:35

SoS 78 – Take a load off: The energetics of carrying with Drs. Jesús Rodriguez & Ana Mateos

6/8/2020
In this episode of the Sausage of Science, Cara and Chris talk with Drs. Jesús Rodriguez & Ana Mateos, scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) in Burgos, Spain. Drs. Rodriguez and Mateos highlight the amazing work going on at the center at the forefront of human evolution research. They also discuss their AJHB editor’s choice article entitled “No sex differences in the economy of load‐carriage”. Be sure to check out the article here:...

Duration:00:31:27

SoS 77- The Anthrolactology Crossover

6/1/2020
This week, dive into one of our most meta-episodes yet: the podcast about a podcast featuring the amazing researchers behind the Anthrolactology blog and podcast! This interview features not one, but three cutting-edge anthropologists working at the intersections of anthropology, human lactation, and society. Dr. EA Quinn is an associate professor of biological anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Cecília Tomori is Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at...

Duration:00:51:09

SoS 76 - With a Side of Knowledge Crossover Episode ft. Cara Ocobock

5/25/2020
In this episode we bring you a cross-over with the podcast “With a Side of Knowledge”, hosted by Ted Fox from the University of Notre Dame’s Provost Office. This interview features our own Dr. Cara Ocobock discussing her work over brunch. Enjoy this fascinating conversation about extreme cold adaptations, Neanderthals, the anthropology of sports, and (of course) powerlifting. Check out other episodes from With a Side of Knowledge, found here: https://provost.nd.edu/about/podcast/ This...

Duration:00:38:17

SoS 75- Arch and Anth Crossover Episode ft. Chris Lynn

5/18/2020
This week, we're bringing you a cross-promotion with the awesome "The Arch & Anth Podcast", hosted by Dr. Michael Rivera. A bonus: this episode features our very own Dr. Chris Lynn! We hope that you enjoy hearing more about Chris' work on tattooing, immune response, and communication. Be sure to check out Dr. Rivera's other podcast episodes at: http://archandanth.com/. This interview originally aired on October 2, 2019.

Duration:00:56:25

SoS 74- Growth and a Big Wig: Dr. Barry Bogin

5/11/2020
This week on the Sausage of Science, Cara and Chris talk with Dr. Barry Bogin, a "big wig" in the field and Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Loughborough University. Dr. Bogin discusses his work life-long work on human growth and development, along with the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on birth weight outcomes. Check out his latest blog piece on the topic on the Museoa Ecologia Humana website at...

Duration:00:55:08

SoS 73 – Unpacking the Black Boxes of Neurophysiology and Inheritance with Dr. Aaron Blackwell

5/4/2020
This week on the Sausage of Science, Cara and Chris talk with Dr. Aaron Blackwell, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. In this far-ranging conversation, Dr. Blackwell discusses his work quantifying life history tradeoffs and his multi-inheritance approach to human behavioral ecology. He also shares some tips for using existing datasets and working remotely to support study participants during the pandemic. Follow Dr. Blackwell on Twitter @AaronDBlackwell,...

Duration:00:25:50