• Associate Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences

My work focuses broadly on evolutionary applications to human health and disease. Topics include: evolution, genomics, comparative biology, phylogenetics, evolutionary medicine, maternal-fetal conflict, life history theory, and cancer. 

  • 805-893-2456
  • HSSB 2045
  • Boddy Lab: HSSB 2041
Michelle in Uganda
  • Assistant Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (primate behavioral ecology, evolution of social systems, competition and cooperation, evolutionary game theory, behavioral endocrinology)

  • (805) 893-4269
  • (805) 893-5988
  • HSSB 2057
  • Wet lab: Bioengineering 0202
  • Dry lab: HSSB 2043
Steven Gaulin
  • Professor
  • 2014-2015 Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher

Integrative Anthropological Sciences, with special interests in evolutionary psychology, cognitive adaptations, the human voice, sexual selection, evolution of sex differences, lipid metabolism and brain evolution.


  • (805) 893-7402
  • HSSB 1016
  • Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (behavioral ecology, evolutionary medicine, human biology, biodemography, hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists, life history theory, indigenous health; Bolivia, Paraguay)

  • SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences
  • Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (Political anthropology of Latin America, Black and Indigenous autonomy, activist research methods, critical race theory.)

  • 805-893-8354
  • Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, risk and perception, environmental and health inequality, science, technology and society, gender, race and new technologies, public engagement/deliberation, immigration and health, mixed methods for social research, collaborative interdisciplinary research)

  • (805) 893-3350
  • HSSB 2074 (Anthropology)
  • HSSB 2059 (Anthropology Lab)
  • Associate Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (environmental anthropology; ethnography; agriculture, land change and deforestation; Latin America; Brazilian Amazon)

  • (805) 893-4244
  • HSSB 2073
  • HSSB 2075 (lab)
  • Professor

Archaeology (Environmental Archaeology and Human Behavioral Ecology)

  • (805) 893-3456
  • HSSB 1003
  • Associate Professor; Graduate Advisor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (behavioural ecology, evolutionary demography, global health, the family, parental care, marriage, sexual conflict, gender equality; Tanzania)

  • Associate Professor

Archaeology. Mediterranean and European prehistory; environmental archaeology; origins and spread of agriculture and animal husbandry; behavioral ecology, landscape evolution and biodiversity; faunal and ceramic analysis

  • (805) 893-3477
  • HSSB 1029
  • Mediterranean Prehistory and Paleoecology Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology

(indigenous studies, gender & sexuality, race & racism, development, migration, Mexico)

Elana Resnick with arms crossed, drawing in the background
  • Assistant Professor

Sociocultural Anthropology (environmental politics, waste, urban infrastructure, racialization, nuclear energy, labor, socialism/postsocialism, European Union, Bulgaria)

  • 805-893-2820
  • HSSB 2084
  • Continuing Lecturer

State and Racial Formation, Mestizaje,  Nation,  Race and Ethnic Relations, Indigenous,  Afro-descendants and Mestizo Population,  Anti-Racism, Mexico and Latin America. 

  • Professor
  • Director Institute for Social
  • Behavioral & Economic Research

Archaeology (archaeology of Egypt and Nubia [the Sudan], ethnicity, culture contact and imperialism, entanglement, secondary state formation, ideology and legitimization, funerary practice, ceramics and residue analysis)

  • (805) 893-7887
  • HSSB 1059 (Anthropology)
  • North Hall 2204 (ISBER)
  • Assistant Professor
  • HSSB - Office 2072
  • BioEng Bldg - Basement Room 0202
John Tooby
  • Distinguished Professor

Integrative Anthropological Sciences (evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology; social psychology, economics, hominid-behavioral evolution, behavioral ecology, evolutionary genetics)

  • (805) 893-8720
  • HSSB 1010
  • Professor

Archaeology (paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology; Mesoamerica, southeastern United States)

  • Professor
  • Department Chair

Sociocultural Anthropology (political economy, Mexico-United States borderlands, water, commodities, history, materialisms)

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
  • Associate Professor

Archaeology (emergent complexity, identity politics, warfare; Eastern North America, particularly the Mississippi valley and interior southeastern United States)