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Post-Doc Position at Washington State University

Dr. Anne Pisor is looking for a postdoc to co-lead a three-year project with co-PI Dr. Monique Borgerhoff Mulder and NGO Mwambao Coastal Community Network. The project is focused on whether between-community social relationships impact resource management — specifically, managing fisheries on the Tanzanian coast. The postdoc will be based in the Human Sociality Lab […]

HBES 2021 In-Person Palm Springs Conference Cancelled

Dear HBES community, The 2021 HBES conference that is scheduled for Palm Springs will not be held in person given the California pandemic restrictions on hotels and meetings that will continue into the indefinite future. (Even if these are eased by May, the social distancing regulations that would remain in place mean that very few […]

University of Utah Anthropology seeking Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Ecology

Department of Anthropology at University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021 (https://anthro.utah.edu/faculty_recruitment/index.php). The Department of Anthropology at University of Utah seeks diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, […]

Oklahoma State University seeking Assistant Professor of Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August, 2021, with an area of specialization in Biopsychology. Candidates must have a strong background and research expertise in the biological bases of behavior, broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, […]

2020 HBES Early Career Award Winner

From the HBES Early Career Award Committee (Pascal Boyer, Owen Jones, and Deb Lieberman)   The competition for the 2020 HBES Early Career Award was especially fierce this year with several outstanding candidates. This year’s winner, to be celebrated at the 2021 HBES conference in Palm Springs, is Dr. Katherine McAuliffe, Assistant Professor in the […]

2020 HBES Lifetime Career Award Winner

From the lifetime career award committee (Elizabeth Cashdan, Randy Thornhill, and John Tooby)   Congratulations to Prof. David Perrett, winner of the 2020 HBES Lifetime Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. Prof. Perrett was lauded by colleagues and former students for his pioneering research on human face perception, which he has studied from both a […]

Five Must-Read Popular Evolution Books of 2020

By Nicole Barbaro   Every year is filled with many wonderful books, often more than we can manage to read. But each year there are stand-out books that focus on key topics of interest to those fascinated with the application of evolutionary theory to understanding human – and animal – behavior. In 2020, HBES re-vamped […]

Unpredictability 2.0

By Ethan Young   I saw those Djakarta markets for what they were: fragile, precious things. The people who sold their goods there might have been poor, poorer even that the folks in Altgeld. They hauled 50 pounds of firewood on their back every day, they ate little, they died young. And yet for all […]

A Letter from the Editor, Deb Lieberman

There are a few updates I’d like to share with the HBES membership. We are awaiting publication of the final issue of 2020, the Special Issue on Life History Theory, edited by Willem Frankenhuis and Daniel Nettle. This was a tremendous effort and I’d like to thank both Willem and Dan, the contributors, and all […]