Faculty Spotlight

Sarah Mathew

Assistant Professor
Mathew investigates the roots of human uniqueness and the role of culture in the evolution of human ultra-sociality. She was recently named an inaugural Carnegie Fellow for her work with the Turkana of East Africa, in which she explores warfare as a form of cooperation.

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student Spotlight

Eva Jeffers
Global Health 


Jeffers, an undergrad, is interested in a range of issues, but her main concern is maternal and child health care access, primarily in Southeast Asia. As a 2015 Fulbright scholar, she will travel to India to teach English while researching local reaction to India's public health leadership.

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featured project

Isotopic Taphonomy of Human Remains

North America

Global Dynamics + Regional Interactions

This collaborative project teams bioarchaeologist Kelly Knudson with School of Earth and Space Exploration researchers and scientists from the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility and Texas State University Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in examining how different isotopies in the human body behave during decomposition in various environments.

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upcoming events (View All)

Junior Archaeologist Field Day

Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m 2:30 p.m.
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Role of Context in Healthy Eating Perceptions: Accounting for Cross-Cultural Differences
Dissertation Proposal Defense
Mariya Voytuk, Global Health

Monday, April 27, 11 a.m.

Modeling of Complex Systems: A Mathematician's Perspective
Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment Brown Bag
Anuj Mubayi, Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational + Modeling Sciences Center

Monday, April 27, 12:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall 481