• 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
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
  • 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
  • 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

Integrative Anthropological Studies 


I am a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary primatologist with a research focus on the links between sociality, health, and biological fitness in human and non-human primates. My work integrates evolutionary biology, animal behavior, sociology, and public health, and tackles questions by pairing behavioral, ecological, and biomarker data. Active research topics include 1) costs and benefits of social ties at different stages of the life course, 2) social and environmental influences on energetics and immunity, and 3) drivers of changes in social strategies and profiles with age.



  • 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

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

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
  • Professor
  • Department Chair

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

  • (805) 893-4194
  • HSSB 1036
  • Department Chair Room HSSB 2001E