Born: July 11, 1946
Married to Daniel B. Hrdy, M.D., Ph.D., 3 children
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Professor Emerita
Department of Anthropology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Also A.D. White Professor-at-Large
Cornell University (2011 - 2017)
Ithaca, New York
Radcliffe College, A.B. (summa cum laude), 1969
Harvard University, Ph.D. (Anthropology), 1975
Honorary Doctorate (Science), Harvard University, June 4, 2009. [PDF]
Honorary Doctorate (Humanistics), University of Humanistics, Utrecht, January 29, 2009.
Honorary Doctorate (Humane Letters), Willamette University, May 16, 2010. [PDF]
Honorary Doctorate (Science), Emory University, May 8, 2017.
Phi Beta Kappa
Elected California Academy of Sciences, 1985
Geneva Sayre Lecturer, 1985, Russell Sage College
Guggenheim Fellow, 1987-1988
Radcliffe Graduate Society Medal, 1988
Elected National Academy of Sciences, 1990
Elected Fellow Animal Behavior Society, 1990
Honorary Member Golden Key Honor Society, 1990
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992
Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Achievement, St. John's School, 1993
Spencer Lecturer, Oxford University, 1995
David French Lecturer in the Natural Sciences, Claremont Colleges, 1996
Howells Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Biological Anthropology,
-American Anthropological Association, (for Mother Nature) 2001
Tanner Lecturer, University of Utah, 2000
Named one of Discover Magazine's "Fifty Most Important Women in Science", 2001
Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, University of California, 2002-2003
Tenth Annual Maurice Galante Lecturer, School of Medicine, UCSF, 2005
Centennial Medal, Harvard GSAS, 2007
Tinbergen Lecturer, Leiden, 2010
Westermarck Lecturer, Helsinki, 2010
Elected American Philosophical Society, 2011
A.D. White Professor-at-large, Cornell University, 2011-2017
Patten Lecturer, Indiana University, 2012-2013
J.I. Staley Prize (for Mothers and Others), 2012
Howells Prize (for Mothers and Others), 2012
Human Behavior and Evolution Society Lifetime Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Science, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing, 2014 [Award]
Authored and Edited Volumes
1972 The Black-man of Zinacantan: A Central American Legend. The Texas Pan American
Series. Austin: University of Texas Press. (2012, Reissued as paperback)
1977 The Langurs of Abu: Female and Male Strategies of Reproduction. Cambridge: Harvard
(1980, paperback edition with new preface) Chapter 7- The Puzzle of Langur Infant-Sharing[PDF]
1981 The Woman that Never Evolved. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. (Chosen by New
York Times Book Review as one of Notable Books of the Year in Science and Social
Japanese edition (1982), Tokyo: Shisaku-sha.
1st French edition (1984), Des guenons et des femmes. Paris: Editions Tierce.
2nd French edition (1999), La femme qui n' evoluait jamais. Paris: Payot et Rivage.
Italian edition (1985), La donna che non si e'evoluta. Rome: Franco Angeli Editore.
Polish edition (2005), Kobieta ktorej nigd. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Cis.
1984 Infanticide: Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives. Hausfater, G., and S. Hrdy, eds.
New York: Aldine. (Selected as a 1984-1985 Outstanding Academic Books by Choice, The
Journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries). (2008, Reprinted as
paperback by Aldine/Transaction)
1999 Mother Nature: A history of mothers, infants and Natural Selection. New York: Pantheon.
(A BOMC Alternative Selection; Selected by Publisher's Weeklyand by Library Journals
one of Best Books of 1999; chosen as a finalist for PEN USA West 2000 Literary Award for
Research Nonfiction.) Published in UK as Mother Nature: Natural selection and the female
of the species. London: Chatto and Windus). has been or is being translated into Chinese,
Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Polish.
2005 Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis. 92nd Dahlem Conference Report. Edited by
C. S. Carter, L.Ahnert, K. E. Grossmann, S. B. Hrdy, M. E. Lamb, S. W. Porges, and N.
Sachser. Cambridge: MIT Press. Translated into German and Dutch.
2009 Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press.
2009 Dutch edition:Een kind heeft vele moeders: Hoe evolutie ons sociaal heeft gemaakt.
Translated by Bart Voorzanger. Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam.
2010 German edition: Mutter und Andere: Wie die Evolution uns zu sozialen Wesen gemacht
hat. Translated by Thorsten Schmidt. Berlin: Berlin Verlag. (Nominated as one of Best
German Books in Science in 2010)
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
1974 Male-male competition and infanticide among the langurs (Presbytis entellus) of Abu,
Folia Rajasthan. Primatologica 22:19-58. [PDF]
1976a The care and exploitation of nonhuman primate infants by conspecifics other than the
mother. In J. S. Rosenblatt, R. Hinde, E. Shaw, C. Beer, (eds.), Advances in the Study of
Behavior 6. New York: Academic Press, pp. 101-158. [PDF]
1976b Hierarchical relations among female Hanuman langurs (Primates: Colobinae, Presbytis
entellus), by S. Hrdy and D. Hrdy. Science 193:913-915.
1977 Infanticide as a primate reproductive strategy. American Scientist 65(1):40-49. Reprinted
in Paul Sherman and John Alcock (eds.), Exploring Animal Behavior: Readings from the
American Scientist. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates 1993, 1998, 2001, 2005. [PDF]
1978 Allomaternal care and abuse of infants among Hanuman langurs. In: D. J. Chivers and J.
Herbert (eds.), Recent Advances in Primatology. New York: Academic Press. [PDF]
1979 Infanticide among animals: A review, classification, and examination of the implications
for the reproductive strategies of females. Ethology and Sociobiology 1:13-40. [PDF]
1981a Measures of human disturbance in the habitats of South Asian monkeys, by N. Bishop, S.
Hrdy, J. Teas and J. Moore. International Journal of Primatology 2:153-167.
1981b "Nepotists" and "Altruists": The behavior of senescent females in macaques and langur
monkeys. In: P. Amoss and S. Harrell (eds.), Other Ways of Growing Old, pp. 59-76. Palo
Alto: Stanford University Press. [PDF]
1982a Positivist thinking encounters field primatology resulting in agonistic behavior. Social
Science Information 21(2):245-250.
1982b Why human secondary sex ratios are so conservative: A distant reply from ninth century
France, by S. Hrdy and Emily R. Coleman. Offprint circulated for Wenner Gren Symposium
No. 88, Infanticide in Animals and Man, Cornell University, August 16-22.
1983a Behavioral biology and the double standard by S. Hrdy and G. C. Williams. In S. Wasser
(ed.), Social Behavior of Female Vertebrates, pp. 3-17. New York: Academic Press.
1983b Adaptive and nonadaptive classes of infanticide. In P. K. Seth (ed.), Perspective in
Primate Biology, pp. 11-17. New Delhi: Today and Tomorrow.
1983c Sexually selected infanticide among female birds: A comment. Ethology and Sociobiology
1984a Introduction: Female reproductive strategies. In M. Small (ed.), Female Primates: Studies
by Women Primatologists, pp. 103-9. New York: Alan Liss.
1984b Assumptions and evidence regarding the sexual selection hypothesis: A reply to
Boggess. In G. Hausfater and S. Hrdy (eds.), Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives
on Infanticide. New York: Aldine.
1984c Comparative and evolutionary perspectives on infanticide: An introduction and overview,
by S. Hrdy and G. Hausfater. In G. Hausfater and S. Hrdy (eds.), Comparative and
Evolutionary Perspectives on Infanticide. New York: Aldine. [PDF]
1986a Secondary sex ratios by maternal age, parity and rank in captive rhesus macaques, by M.
Small and S. Hrdy. American Journal of Primatology 11:359-365.
1986b Empathy, polyandry and the myth of the coy female. In Ruth Bleier (ed.), Feminist
Approaches to Science, pp. 119-46. New York: Pergamon. [PDF] Reprinted in Janet A.
Kourany (ed.), The Gender of Science, pp. 171-91. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Education/Prentice-Hall, 2002; reprinted in Elliott Sober(ed.), Conceptual Issues in
Evolutionary Biology, pp. 131-159. Cambridge: Bradford Books of MIT Press, 2006.
1986c Sources of variance in the reproductive success of female primates. In Proceedings of
the International Meeting on Variability and Behavioral Evolution. Rome: Academia
Nazionale dei Lincei.
1987a The patterning of sexual activity among primates, by S. Hrdy and P. Whitten. In B. Smuts,
D. Cheney, R. Seyfarth, B. Smuts, R. Wrangham, and T. Struhsaker (eds.), Primate
Societies, pp. 370-384. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [PDF]
1987b Sex-biased parental investment among primates and other mammals. In J. Lancaster and
R. Gelles (eds.), Child Abuse and Neglect: A Biosocial Perspective, pp. 97-147. New York:
1988a Levels of complexity in the study of "adaptive" sex ratios. In Gary Greenberg and Ethel
Tobach (eds.). Evolution of Social Behavior and Integrative Levels 3, pp. 147-163.
Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
1988b Commentary on "Huxley's evolution and ethics in sociobiological perspective." Zygon:
Journal of Science and Religion 23(4):409-411.
1990 Sex bias in nature and in history: A late 1980s re-examination of the "biological origins"
argument. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology33:25-37. [PDF]
1991a Intensity of local resource competition shapes the relationship between maternal rank
and sex ratios at birth in Cercopithecine primates, by Carel van Schaik and S. Hrdy.
American Naturalist 138(6):1555-1562. [PDF]
1991b Infanticide as a reproductive strategy. Current Contents 40 (Oct. 7):8. Institute for
Science Information. Available online at Garfield Library, University of Pennsylvania [PDF]
1992a Fitness tradeoffs in the history and evolution of delegated mothering with special
reference to wet-nursing. Ethology and Sociobiology 13(5/6):409-42. Also published in
Stefano Parmigiani and Frederick Vom Saal (eds.), Infanticide and Parental Care, pp.
3-42. London: Harwood Academic, 1994. Reprinted in Laura Betzig (ed.), Human Nature: A
Critical Reader, pp. 402-422. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. [PDF]
1992b Allocation of accumulated resources among close kin: Inheritance in Sacramento,
California, 1890-1984, by Debra S. Judge and S. B. Hrdy. Ethology and Sociobiology 13
1993a Darwin and the puzzle of primogeniture: An essay on biases in parental investment after
death, by S. B. Hrdy and Debra S. Judge. Human Nature 4(1):1-45. [PDF]
1993b Geschlechtliche Ungleichheit in Natur and Geschichte. In Evolution und Andpassung.
Christian Vogel zum 60, Geburtstag. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel Verlag. (Adapted from Hrdy 1990).
1995a Infanticide: Let's not throw out the baby with the bath water, by S. B. Hrdy, Charles
Janson, and Carel van Schaik. Evolutionary Anthropology 3(5): 151-154.
1995b The primate origins of female sexuality, and their implications for the role of
nonconceptive sex in the reproductive strategies of women. Human Evolution10(2):
1996 Infanticide. In D. Levenson and M. Ember (eds.), Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology
2:645-648. North York: Henry Holt.
1997a Mainstreaming Medea. Preface to reprinted chapter on "Fitness tradeoffs in the history
and evolution of delegated mothering." In Laura Betzig (ed.), Human Nature: A Critical
Reader, pp. 423-426. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1997b Raising Darwin's consciousness: Female sexuality and the prehominid origins of
patriarchy. Human Nature 8(1):1-49. [PDF]
2000a The optimal number of fathers: Evolution, demography, and history in the shaping of
female mate preferences. Annals New York Academy of Sciences907:75-96. [PDF]
2000b Raising Darwin's consciousness: Sexual selection and the prehominid origins of
patriarchy. In Susan Iverson and Colin Blakemore (eds.), Gender and Society, pp. 143-
199. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2001 Preface. In Carel van Schaik and Charles Janson (eds.), Infanticide by Males and Its
Implications, pp. vi-xiv. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2001 The past, the present and the future of the human family. In Grethe Peterson (ed.), The
Tanner Lectures on Human Values 23, pp. 57-110. Salt Lake City: University of Utah
Press. Available online [PDF]
2002 Motherhood. In Mark Pagel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolution, pp. E55-65. Oxford: Oxford
2003 The optimal number of fathers: Evolution, demography, and history in the shaping of
female mate preferences (republished from 2000a above) in Steven Scher and Frederick Rauscher (eds.), Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches, pp. 111-129. Boston: Kluwer Academic. [PDF]
2003 Maternal sentiments: How strong are they? Comment in Reply to Arthur Wolf. Current
Anthopology 44 (Supplement):S41-42.
2005a Cooperative breeders with an ace in the hole. In Eckart Voland, Athanasios Chasiotis,
and Wulf Schiefenhovel (eds.), Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the
Second half of the Female Life, pp. 295-317. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University
2005b On why it takes a village: Cooperative breeders, infant needs and the future (excerpted
and reprinted from Hrdy 2002a). In Robert Burgess and Kevin MacDonald (eds.),
Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development, pp. 167-188. Thousand Oaks, CA:
2005c Comes the child before man: Cooperative breeding and the evolution of prolonged post-
weaning dependence. In B. Hewlett and M. Lamb (eds.), Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods:
Evolutionary, Developmental and Cultural Perspectives, pp. 65-91. New Brunswick, NJ:
2005d Evolutionary context of human development: The cooperative breeding hypothesis. In C.
S. Carter, L. Ahnert, K. E. Grossmann, S. B. Hrdy, M. E. Lamb, S. W. Porges, and N.
Sachser (eds.), Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis. Dahlem Workshop 92.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Slightly revised version reprinted in 2008 in C. Salmon and T.
Shackelford (eds.), The Evolutionary Psychology of the Family, pp. 39-68. Oxford:
Oxford University Press. [PDF]
2005e Group report: Biobehavioral processes in attachment and bonding, with J. F. Leckman, C.
S. Carter, M. Hennessey, E. B. Keverne, G. Klann-Delius, C. Schradin, D. Todt, and D. Van
Holst. In C. S. Carter, L. Ahnert, K. E. Grossmann, S. B. Hrdy, M. E. Lamb, S. W. Porges,
and N. Sachser (eds.), Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis, pp. 300–347. Dahlem
Workshop 92. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
2008a Cooperative breeding and the paradox of facultative fathering. In Robert Bridges (ed.),
The Neurobiology of Parental Care, pp. 405–414. New York: Academic Press. [PDF]
2008b Is sex destiny? (excerpt from Mother Nature). In Jeremy Adelman et al., Worlds Together,
Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present (second ed.), p. 44. New
York: W.W. Norton.
2009 Prologue: Allomothers across species, across cultures, and through time. In Gillian
Bentley and Ruth Mace (eds.), Substitute Parents: Biological and Social Perspectives on
Alloparenting across Human Societies. Studies of the Biosocial Society. Oxford: Bergahn
2009 Cooperative breeding and human cognitive evolution. Burkart, Judith; S. Hrdy and C. van
Schaik. Evolutionary Anthropology 18:175–186.
2010a Myths, monkeys and motherhood: An intellectual autobiography. In Lee Drickamer and
Donald Dewsbury (eds.), Leaders in Animal Behavior: The Second Generation. Cambridge:
2010b Appendix to Mothers and Others: On the prevalence of cooperative breeding in primates[PDF]
2010c What’s wrong with this picture? Guest Feature. In Tamás Székely, Allen J. Moore, and Jan
Komdeur (eds.), Social Behaviour: pp. 159-161. [PDF]
2012 Comes the Child before Man: Development's role in producing selectable variation.
Evolutionary Anthropology. 21:188
2016a Development plus social selection in the evolution of "emotionally modern" humans,
in: Childhood: Origins, evolution, and implications. Meehan, C.L., Crittenden, A., eds.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico. School for Advanced Research. 11-44. [PDF]
2016bOf marmosets, men, and the transformative power of babies, in: Costly and Cute: Helpless
infants and human evolution, edited by Wenda R. Trevathen and Karen R. Rosenberg.
Albuquerque: School for Advanced Research and University of New Mexico Press. pp.
2016cVariable postpartum responsiveness among humans and other primates with “cooperative
breeding”: A comparative and evolutionary perspective. Hormones and Behavior 77:
Scholarly Writing for General Audiences
1976 Affen morden ihre Kinder. Bild der Wissenschaft 13(7):34-43
1978 George Edwards: Depictor of nondescripts. Natural History. LXXVII (5):72-81. [PDF]
1979 The fig connection, by S. Hrdy and W. Bennett. Harvard Magazine (Sept.-Oct.):24-30.[PDF]
1981a Lucy's husband: What did he stand for? by S. Hrdy and W. Bennett. Harvard Magazine
(July - Aug.): 7-9, 46. Reprinted in Alfred Rosenberger (ed.), The Science of
Paleoanthropology: Notes and Readings. [PDF]
1981b What issues I think are going to be most important for women in the future. Alternate
Futures: Women and the Future. In The Journal of Utopian Studies 4(2-3): 175. [PDF]
1983a Heat loss. Science 834(8):72-78. Reprinted in Japanese (Quark) and Italian (Scienza 83). [PDF]
1983b The human element in the study of human nature. Reprint of Commencement Address
given at Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Reprinted May 22, 1983. St. Timothy's Alumnae
Bulletin, Stevenson, MD.
1984a When the bough breaks. The Sciences 24(2):44-50. (To be reprinted by the Ransom
1984b Infanticide: Male takeovers in Hanuman langur troops. In D. MacDonald (ed.), The
Encyclopedia of Mammals, pp. 410-411. Oxford: Equinox.
1988a Daughters or Sons? Natural History (April):63-83. Reprinted in Russell L. Ciochon (ed.),
The Primate Anthology: Essays on Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation from
Natural History, Prentice Hall, 1997. [PDF]
1988b The primate origins of human sexuality. In Robert Bellig and George Stevens (eds.), The
Evolution of Sex, pp. 100-136. Nobel Conference XXIII. New York: Harper and Row. [PDF]
1988c Raising Darwin's consciousness. In Robert Billig and George Stevens (eds.), The Evolution
of Sex, pp. 159-69. Nobel Conference XXIII. New York: Harper and Row. Reprinted in 1990
in Zygon 25(2):129-137. [PDF]
1988d Sons vs. daughters: How they fare in different human and animal societies (excerpts
from lecture delivered at Radcliffe Graduate Society Awards Dinner, May 5, 1988).
Radcliffe Quarterly (September):11-12.
1989 Dossier: Les animaux choisissents-ils le sexe de leurs petits? Terre Sauvage (Juillet-
Aout) 31:78-93. (Adapted from Hrdy 1988a).
1990 Gestes d'amour: La tendresse et les rites amoureux chex les primates. Terre Sauvage
(special issue no. 5). (Adapted from Hrdy 1988b).
1992 National Institutes of the Environment. News comment. Evolutionary Anthropology 1
1994 Tradimenti senza estro. Sfera (special edition on "Eros and Ethos") 38:18-23.
1995a Rethinking mothers' nature. Natural History 104(12):4 [PDF].
1995b Natural-born mothers. Natural History 104(12):30-42. Reprinted or excerpted in Physical
Anthropology 97-98, pp. 78-85, Duskin/Brown and Benchmark; in Annual Editions
Biopsychology 97/98, Biopsychology 98/99, pp. 100-106, Duskin/McGraw-Hill; also in The
Lanahan Readings in the Psychology of Women and in 1998 Human Development, by
Allen Keniston, Course Wise [PDF].
1995c Hormonal cocktails for two, with Sue Carter, Natural History 104 (12):34 [PDF].
1995d Liquid Assets: A brief history of wet-nursing. Natural History 104 (12):40. Available on
"Sound Clips" from Personal Audio [PDF].
1999 Body fat and birth control. Natural History 108(8):88. Reprinted in Annual Editions:
Anthropology, Spring 2001. [PDF]
2001 Mothers and others. Natural History (May):50-63. Available online. Reprinted in 2002
Annual Editions: Anthropology, Guilford, CN: McGraw Hill/Duskin; in Matt Ridley (ed.),
Best American Science Writing 2002, New York: Ecco/Harper Collins; in Natalie Angier
(ed.), Best American Science and Nature Writing, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2002; in
Applying Cultural Anthropology, seventh edition, Mayfield Publishing, 2002.
2005 Milestones for Irv DeVore and the Simian Seminar. Evolutionary Anthropology 14: 90-92.[PDF]
2006 With Tim Caro and Peter Marler. William J. Hamilton: Professor of Mammalogy. University
of California Senate records, May 2, 2006. [PDF]
2007 Daddy dearest: What science tells about fatherhood, with Mary Batten. Time Magazine
(June 18):60-61. Available online.
2008 Darwinism, Social Darwinism, and the "Supreme Function" of Mothers. AnthroNotes 29
(2):10-14. American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. PDF
2009a High Five with Sarah Hrdy (Paleolithic Art). Forbes.com, edited by Hana R. Alberts.
2009b Meet the alloparents. Natural History (April):24-29. Available online.
2010 La position d'Elisabeth Badinter est irresponsable. BOOKS No. 24:87-88
2011 (With Charlie Janson) The XXIIIrd Congress of the International Primatological Society: An
increasingly globalized and holistic primatology--Japanese-style. Evolutionary
2013 Overdue Dialogues. Foreward to Evolution's Empress: How females shape adaptation.
Edited by M. L. Fisher; J. R. Garcia and R. Sokal Chang. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
pp. XV-XIX. [PDF]
2014a The "one animal in all creation about which man knows the least". Preface to Theme Issue
on Female Competition and Aggression. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,
B 368 (1631):1-3.
In press Development + social selection in the evolution of emotionally modern humans with
special reference to our "Inner Voice". New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience, edited by
Jean Decety and Yves Christen.
2014b (With Patricia Wright). Alison Jolly: A supremely social intelligence. Evolutionary
Anthropology 23: 121-125.
2015 (With John Fleagle). Irven DeVore, 1934-2014. Evolutionary Anthropology 24 (3):85.
Writing For Children
2014 All In with art by Ian McConville in Great Adaptations: a Fantastical Collection of
Scientific Poems by Tiffany Taylor. Page 33.
1979a The evolution of human sexuality: The latest word and the last. Quarterly Review of
Biology 54(3):309-314. [PDF]
1979b A field study of Sumatran orangutans, by H. Rijksen for Quarterly Review of Biology 53
1979c Biology and conservation of the Callitrichidae, edited by D. Kleiman for Quarterly Review
of Biology 54(2):200.
1980 The great apes, edited by D. Hamburg and E. Mc Gown. Science 207:632-634.
1981 Malaysian forest primates, edited by D. Chivers, for Quarterly Review of Biology 56:482.
1985a A shattering of stereotypes, Review of Female Strategies by Evelyn Shaw and Joan
Darling for Natural History 94(6):72-77.
1985b The endangered sex: Neglect of female children in rural North India, by Barbara Miller for
American Anthropologist 87:719-720.
1988a Skeptic amidst the converted, Review of Primate Sociobiology by Joseph Patrick Gray for
American Journal of Primatology 14:103-106.
1988b Some of her closest friends. Review of Elephant Memories by Cynthia Moss. New York
Times Book Review (March 27).
1989 Born to get along together. Review of Peacemaking Among Primates by Frans de Waal.
New York Times Book Review (April 9).
1990 Culture evolves towards the hamburger. Review of Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came
From, Where We Are Going by Marvin Harris. New York Times Book Review (April 8).
1992a Review of Evolution of Parental Care, with Marc Hauser et al. Evolution 46(3):852.
1992b The Myth of Mother Love. Review of Death Without Weeping by Nancy Scheper-Hughes.
New York Times Book Review (August 30).
1993 Ape and essence. Review of Visions of Caliban by Dale Peterson and Jane Goodall. New
York Times Book Review (June 13).
2000 Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian look at human behavior by Bobbi S. Low. Quarterly Review
of Biology 75(2):217-218.
2004 Sexual diversity and the gender agenda: review of Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender
and Sexuality in Nature and in People by Joan Roughgarden. Nature 429:19-21.
Selected Reviews, Interviews, and Biographical Accounts
1979 Understanding sociobiology, by Georgia Litwack. New England Magazine, Boston Globe,
1984 Nos ancetres les guenons. L'Express (Dec. 28):24-25.
1984 New view of female primates assails stereotypes, by Erik Eckholm. Science Times, New
York Times (September 18).
1988 Interview: Sarah Hrdy, by Thomas Bass. Omni (June):90ff.
1989a Meurtres dans un jardin indien. Interview by Elena Adam. Terre Sauvage (Decembre)
1989b Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: Investment strategies for the evolving portfolio of female primates.
In Donna Haraway, Primate Visions, pp. 349-367. Routledge.
1994 Sarah Hrdy. In Thomas Bass, Reinventing the Future: Conversations with the World's
Leading Scientists, pp. 6-25. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley. (adapted from 1988 interview
1995 Primate suspect, by Lucy Hodges, The Times Higher Education Supplement (September
1996 Sarah Hrdy. In Sian Griffiths, (ed.), Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Forty Women Whose Ideas
Shape the Modern World, pp. 37-144. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
1999 Cooperative breeders - they really pay dividends, by Anne Sebba. The Times Higher
Education (November). Available online.
1999 Opinion interviews: Inhuman futures, with David Concar. New Scientist (December 14).
2000 Primate expert explores motherhood's brutal side, by Natalie Angier. Science Times, New
York Times (March 8).
2000 Tough love: Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy has a startling new take on motherhood, by Sally
Lehrman. San Francisco Magazine (March):30-35.
2000 Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer. Current Biography (June):14-18.
2002 Sex, murder and motherhood, by Ralph Brave. UC Davis Magazine(Spring):26-30.
2002 The fifty most important women in science, by Kathy A. Svitil. Discover Magazine
2002 Sexual stereotypes, by Jonathan Knight. Nature 415:254-256. Available online (requires
login & password). (but see Hrdy 1986, "Empathy, Polyandry" for earlier discussion)
2003 The hardy Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, by Claudia Dowling. Discover Magazine (March):40-45.
2003 Promiskuitat ist Mutterlich. Geowissen 32. Available online.
2003 The Bookshelf Talks with Sarah Hrdy. Scientists' Nightstand. American Scientist Online
(Nov. 25). Available online.
2009 In a helpless baby, the roots of our social glue, by Natalie Angier. New York Times (March
2). Available online.
2009 Book of the week: Mothers and Others, by Camilla Power. The Times Higher Education
(May). Available online.
2009 Interview on "Quirks and Quarks," Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (May 9).
2009 Mother of all books, book of all mothers: Author breaks open the whole area of mothering
and female sexuality in evolutionary studies, by Claudia Casper. The Globe and Mail
2009 Caring cooperators, by Gillian R. Brown. Science 324 (June 26):1646-1647.
2009 With a Little Help from My Friends, by William McGrew. American Scientist Online, July-
August 2009. Available online.
2010 Evolution Revisited: How Mothers and Others Make Us Human - An Editorial Based on a
Transformational New Book by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, by Roberta J. Apfel, M.D., MPH. Journal
of Nervous and Mental Disease 198 (3):169-173.
2010 L'homme a ete un animal moral avant d'inventer le langage. (Entretien) BOOKS
2010 Une chercheuse americaine repond a Elisabeth Badinter. par Anne Crignon. Nouvelle
Observateur. Available online.
2011 It Does Take a Village, by Melvin Konner. New York Review of Books December 8, 2011/Vol.
XVIII(19):37-8. Available online.
2012 Read these Books by Allie Weiss '13. Princeton Alumni Weekly, Jan. 18.
1977 "Stolen copulations"; "Play"; and "Kidnapped," by S. B. Hrdy, D. B. Hrdy, and John Melville
Bishop. 16mm, color.
1980 "Hanuman langur: Monkeys of India," by S. B. Hrdy, Vishnu Mathur, and William Whitehead.
30 minutes, color. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Available from CBC Enterprises, P.O. Box
500, Terminal A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6, Canada.
1983 Treatment for film on reproductive strategies of female primates, for BBC Natural History
1988 Monkeys of Abu. National Geographic Explorer. (May).
1990 Member of the Advisory Board, Nature, Channel 13, New York, for series on the natural
history of sex.
1990 Consultant for Human Nature, for BBC, Bristol.
2001 Advisor for PBS series "Evolution."
2007 Advisor for "Il etait un fois l'instinct maternel" (50 minutes, color), a film based on French
edition of Mother Nature. Directed by Emma Baus and Jacqueline Farmer. St. Thomas
Productions, France. [Video Film Teaser]
Teaching and Fellowships
1967 Teaching hygiene to Spanish-speaking adults, El Paraiso, Honduras
1973 Instructor in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
1975-1976 Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Harvard University
1977-1978 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biology Department, Harvard University
1978-1981 Volunteer Teacher's Assistant, Harvard Yard Day Care Center, Cambridge, MA
1979-present Associate in Biological Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
1980-1981 Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi, India
1981-1982 Visiting Associate Professor, Rice University
1984-1996 Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
2010-2017 A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
1966-1967 Medical technician. Amigos de las Americas, in cooperation with Education for
Action, Radcliffe College, Honduras and Guatemala.
1966-1969 Ethnographic research in Maya-speaking communities in the Yucatan and Chiapas,
Mexico, under the direction of Evon Vogt.
1970 Research Assistant to Dr. Neil Chalmers. Tigoni Primate Center, under the direction
of L. S. B. Leakey.
1971-1975 Dissertation research on langur monkeys, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India, under the
supervision of Irven DeVore, R. L. Trivers, and E. O. Wilson.
1976 Field survey of prosimians, Madagascar.
1976-1978 Follow-up visits to Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India.
1979-1980 Field observations on langur monkeys at Ranthambore and Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation
1986-1996 Archival research involving probate records of Sacramento (1860-1980) and Yolo (1890) counties, CA, and Suffolk County, MA (1690-1890).
Keynote, Plenary and Presidential Addresses
1989 Sex bias in nature and history. Keynote address, annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 7, San Diego.
1999 If evolutionary theory is so powerful, why do we still need history. Keynote address, Annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, June 4, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
2000 Mother-love and ambivalence: An evolutionist asks why human infants cost so much. Keynote address, Fifth Annual College Celebration, April 28, UC Davis.
2000 Raising Darwin's consciousness: Sexual selection from a mother's point of view. Keynote lecture for symposium on Gender and Inquiry, October 12, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
2000 Raising Darwin's Consciousness. October 7 Keynote lecture for conference on the Theory of Women sponsored by the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2002 Maternal love and ambivalence (in an ape with a heritage of cooperative breeding). Plenary. 16th Biennial Conf. of International Society of Human Ethology, August 7-10, Montreal.
2007 Cooperative breeding and the paradox of facultative fathering. Plenary lecture, Parental Brain Conference, June 14, Boston.
2009 With Frans de Waal, gave the keynote addresses in Symposium Biology and Ethics: Towards a New Dialogue, University for Humanistics, Utrecht, January 30.
2009 The origin of emotionally modern humans. Annual Lecture, Biological Anthropology Section, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, December 2.
2010 Plenary Lecture International Society of Primatology, held at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Sept.12-18.
2011 Keynote Address. Fifth Annual Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, University of Binghamton, April 1-3.
2011 Plenary. Human Behavior and Evolutionary Society Meetings. Montpellier, France, June 29-July 3.
2012 The origin of emotionally modern humans. Keynote Address, American Society of Primatologists, Sacramento, California, June 21. [PDF]
2015 Presidential Scholar Address. 41st Annual Convention of Association of Behavioral Analysis International, San Antonio, Texas. May 24.
Other Presentations at Professional Meetings, Symposia, Workshops, & Invited Lectures (selected list)
1976 A reproductive value interpretation of hierarchical relations among female Hanuman langurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Abstract. 44:186.
1976 Allomaternal care and abuse of infants among Hanuman Langurs. Abstracts of the Sixth Congress of the International Primatological Society. Cambridge.
1976 Infanticide as a primate reproductive strategy. Women in Science Lecture Series, April 6, University of Michigan.
1977 Allomaternal choice of charges among Hanuman langurs. Abstract. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 47:137-138.
1979 The evolution of sexual dichromatism among primates, Abstract by S. Hrdy and J. Hartung. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 50:450.
1980 Satellite symposium on Theoretical Models on Male and Female Reproductive Strategies with Respect to the Actual Behavior of Langurs. 8th Congress of the International Primatological Society, July 4-6, Florence, Italy.
1981 Moderator, Conference on the Great Apes: Fossey, Galdikas and Goodall. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1982 Conference on Infanticide in Animals and Men, co-organized with G. Hausfater. Wenner- Gren Foundation. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1982 Wenner-Gren Symposium on Infanticide in Animals and Man. August 16-22, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1982 Opportunities and responsibilities for women: An anthropologist's view. Centennial History Seminar, February 5 and 6, St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, MD.
1982 Loss of estrus in Homo sapiens. Public colloquium sponsored jointly by Anthropology Department and those interested in Women's Studies, March 11, University of Texas, Austin.
1982 The woman that never evolved. Programs of Distinction Grants to Psychology Department, March 1, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.
1982 Ideas program panel on sociobiology and women (with Michael Ruse and Anne Innis Dagg), March 3, CBC National Radio.
1982 The importance of non-human primates for understanding human evolution and behavior. World Wildlife Fund International Symposium on Tropical Forest and Primates, November 5, Rice University, Houston.
1983 Infanticide in evolution and in history. Douglas College, Rutgers Colloquium Series on Violence and Aggression, February 16, New Brunswick, NJ.
1983 Female and male strategies of reproduction among langur monkeys. American Museum of Natural History Lecture Series on Primates: Behavior, Ecology and Conservation, March 8, New York.
1983 Sex and evolution: A woman's perspective. Symposium series on Women's Perspectives on Their Discipline, April 6, Rice University, Houston.
1983 Sociobiology and primate evolution. The Genetics Revolution Residency Program, funded by a Bush Foundation grant to Minnesota State University System, April 11, Moorehead, MN.
1983 The human element in the study of human nature. Commencement Address, May 22, Reed College, Portland, OR.
1983 The evolution of primate behavior: A female perspective. Dane Science Lecture, Pine Manor College, September 29, Chesnut Hill, MA.
1983 Apes, Angels and Victorians. Roxbury Clinical Record Club, October 25, Boston, MA.
1983 Recent Advances in Behavioral Evolution of Mammals and Man. November 23, Academica Nazionale de Lincei.
1983 Variability and Behavioral Evolution. November 24-26, Institute of Genetics, University of Rome.
1984 Evolutionary perspectives on motherhood. Conference on The Many Phases of Eve, University of California Extension, Los Angeles, February 26. (Tape available through Infomedix, UCLA Extension, Continuing Education in Health Sciences, Program K132, tape 6).
1985 Raising Darwin's consciousness. The 1985 Geneva Sayre Lecture, March 19, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY.
1985 Looking out for the fates of infants. Symposium on Feminist Perspectives on Science, April 11-12, Madison, WI.
1985 Sons or daughters: That is the question. Spotlight on Women Scholars, October 23, University of California, Davis (tape available through Women's Resources and Research Center, UCD); also delivered for UC Davis International House, January 21, 1986.
1985 Levels of complexity: "Adaptive" sex ratios among primates. Third T. C. Schneirla Conference, November 7-9, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
1985 Discussant. Symposium on the Anthropology of Gender Hierarchies. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
1985 Allocation of investment in sons and daughters. Abstract. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 66(2):182.
1986 Co-organizer with Joan Silk and Dorothy Cheney, Symposium on Primate Reproductive Strategies. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia.
1986 Secondary sex ratios by maternal rank, parity and age in captive rhesus macaques by M. F. Small and S. Hrdy. Abstracts of XIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Gottingen.
1986 Comparative primatology and the absence of estrus in Homo sapiens. May 20, Anthropological Society of Washington, DC.
1986 The absence of estrus in the human female. Symposium on the Origins of Human Sexuality, November 9, sponsored by the Institute of Human Origins, the California Academy of Sciences, and the University of California, Berkeley.
1987 The primate origins of female sexuality. Nobel Conference XXIII on the Evolution of Sex, October 6-7, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN.
1987 Primate sex ratios: An examination of the evidence. Symposium on Facultative Sex Ratios and Sex Ratio Theory, organized by N. Burley and P. Gowaty for the American Society of Zoologists and the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, December 30, New Orleans.
1987 Factors affecting the production and survival of daughters versus sons among primates, by M. F. Small and S. Hrdy. Abstracts of the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
1988 Bias and equality in American legacies, by Debra S. Judge and Sarah B. Hrdy. Abstracts of the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Anthroplogical Association.
1988 Workshop on Primate Sex Ratios, co-organized with Jeanne Altmann. Animal Behavior Winter Meeting, Park City, UT, January.
1988 Sons vs. daughters. Radcliffe Graduate Society, May 5, Cambridge, MA.
1989 Family structure and the investment in kin at death, by Debra S. Judge and Sarah B. Hrdy. First Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
1989 Chair, session on Human Behavioral Ecology. First Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
1989 Discussant. Symposium on Diachronic Anthropology and Processes of Culture Change over Time and Space. 88th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
1990 Protection and Abuse of Young in Animals and Man. International School of Ethology, sponsored by the Italian Ministries of Education and of University and Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation (USA), June 13-20, Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily.
1990 Intensity of local resource competition shapes the relationship between maternal rank and sex ratios, by Carel van Schaik and S. B. Hrdy. Abstract. American Journal of Primatology 20:240.
1991 Cultural and ecological influences on the distribution of resources at death, by Debra S. Judge and S. B. Hrdy. Abstracts for Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
1992 Intergenerational transfer. Conference on Biology and Economics, April 24-26, Santa Fe Institute.
1992 The Evolution of the Meaning of Sexual Intercourse, University "La Sapienza." Sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Italian Government, October 19-21, Rome.
1992 Panelist. Tanner Lecture in Human Values. University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
1992 Discussant. Symposium on the Functional and Adaptive Significance of Sexual Advertisements. XIVth Congress of the International Primatological Society. Strasbourg, France, August 16-21.
1992 The absence of estrus in Homo sapiens. Invited address, annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, July 7-11, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1993 Raising Darwin's consciousness. Lecture Series on Gender and Science, Princeton University, November 28, Princeton, NJ.
1993 Discussant. Symposium on Richard Posner's Sex and Reason. Sponsored by Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Stanford University School of Law, March 7.
1993 Presenter. Symposium on Living and Dying. Organized by Ernst Schaefer, Harvard College Class of 1968, 25th Reunion, Harvard University, June 9.
1995 Symposium on Menstruation, Menstrual Synchrony, and the Life Histories of Females, co- organized with Beverly Strassmann. Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Provincetown, MA, September 20-24.
1995 Nobody's Children. Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Association and the Wenner- Gren Foundation, September 28-30, University of Durham, England.
1995 Raising Darwin's consciousness: Female sexuality and the prehominid origins of patriarchy. Spencer Lectures on Gender and Society, Oxford University, December 4, Oxford.
1996 Changing Images of Primate Society: The role of theory, method and gender. Wenner- Gren Conference, June 15-23, Teresopolis, Brazil.
1996 Symposium on Neurobiology of Love, organized by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg and Sue Carter. August 28-31, Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm.
1998 Discussant. Symposium on Theory. Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IL.
1998 Discussant. Symposium on Humankind's Evolutionary Roots: Our Place in Nature, organized by Morris Goodman. Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Field Museum, October 9-11, Chicago.
1999 When females mate with multiple mates: A comparative view. Symposium on Partible Paternity: Matings with Multiple Males, organized by S. Beckerman and Paul Valentine. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Jan. 22, Anaheim.
1999 The optimal number of fathers in a variable world occupied by cads and dads. Colloquium Series on Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Reproductive Behavior, organized by P. Moller and D. Le Croy, March 24, City University of New York.
1999 Wet nursing, daycare and debates over "mother love": What they do and don't tell us about maternal nature. October 5, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of Anthropology, Harvard University. (Also given at American Museum of Natural History; Princeton; Washington State University; Sacramento City College, and Zero to Three).
2001 Visiting Professor. Workshop in Evolutionary Ecology, University of Western Australia, Perth.
2001 Mother love and ambivalence: Reconciling historical and evolutionary perspectives and
cooperation, empathy and the needs of human infants. Annual Tanner Lectures on
Human Values, February 27 and 28,University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
2001 How maternal instincts shaped the human species. E. N. Thomson Forum on World Issues,
March 5, Lincoln, NE.
2001 How sociobiology helps us understand the nature of mothers. University of Mainz, June
18, Mainz, Germany.
2001 Maternal love and ambivalence in the Pleistocene, the 18th century, and right now.
Oregon Humanities Center, November 16, Eugene.
2002 Humans as cooperative breeders: An evolutionary and comparative perspective.
Workshop on Hunter-Gatherer Childhood, organized by Barry Hewlett and Michael Lamb.
Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies. September 7-13, Heriot-Watt University,
2002 Humans as cooperative breeders with an ace in the hole. Conference on Grandmothers:
The Psychological, Social, and Reproductive Significance of the Second Half of Life,
organized by Eckart Voland. Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, September 19-21,
2003 Dahlem Workshop on Attachment and Bonding. September 28-October 3, Berlin.
2003 Conversation with Joan Raphael-Leff on Maternal Ambivalence, British Psychoanalytic
Society, July 15, London.
2003 Mother love and ambivalence in the Pleistocene, the 18th century, and now. Carl
Friedrich Von Siemens Foundation, October 14, Munich.
2003 Rethinking the origins of the human family. November 13, UC Davis Emeriti Association.
2005 Evolutionary context of development. Rethinking Child Development Conference, October
7, UC Berkeley.
2005 Old biologies/new technologies: 21st century motherhood conference. October 20-22,
University of Houston.
2006 The evolutionary context of development. Symposium on Shared Subjectivities in Brain,
Mind and Psychopathology, sponsored by Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health
Alliance, in collaboration with the Tavistock Clinic, London. October 14, Harvard
2008 Workshop on History and Deep Time, organized by Daniel Smail and Andrew Shyrock.
Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, January 11-12.
2009 Discussant, Third Annual International Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution
and Nonviolence and Peace, Barbara and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human
Rights Advocacy. The Evolution of Human Aggression, February 25-27, Salt Lake City,
2009 Darwin and the Ascent of Emotionally Modern Man. Lecture presented at the Darwinfest,
Arizona State University, April 29, Tempe; also presented for the L.S.B. Leakey
Foundation at the California Academy of Sciences, May 19, San Francisco.
2009 Darwin and the Ascent of Man: Why humans are such hypersocial apes. Lecture
presented at the Darwin Celebration, University of Cambridge, England, July 7. [Video]
2009 CRASSH Seminar (long version of the Darwin talk) at Cambridge Interdisciplinary
Reproductive Forum, Cambridge, England, July 10.
2009 Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA), July 16.
2009 Lecture presented at Charles Darwin Symposium: Shaping our Science, Society and
Future, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, September 23.
2009 Mothers and Others: The origin of emotionally modern humans. Public Lecture, Harvard
University Museums, Cambridge, MA, November 18.
2009 Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Training Program. New York City, November 30.
2010 Mothers and Others: How humans became such hyper-social apes. San Antonio, March 8.
2010 Tinbergen Lecture: Tinbergen and the Psychological Implications of Humankind's Deep
History of Cooperative Child-rearing, Leiden, The Netherlands, Nov. 12. [PDF]
2010 Westermarck Society Memorial Lecture: How humans evolved to be such prosocial apes,
capable of entertaining Westermarck's "Moral Ideas", Helsinki, Finland Nov. 18.
2010 Public lecture TBA, at CARTA symposium on Altruism: The role of social selection.
University of California-San Diego and Salk Institute, San Diego, California, Dec. 10.
2011 Convocation. Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 29.
2011 The Origins of Emotionally Modern Humans. A.D. White Public Lecture, Cornell University,
2011 Why paternal commitment is so variale in humans. Family and Children's Services, Ithaca,
New York, October 18.
2011 How did humans become such other-regarding apes? Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell
University, Ithaca, New York, October 21.
2011 Evolutionary Infancy and the Human Story. Esalen Conference on the New Human Story,
2013 Interview of Professor Jared Diamond, Kentucky Author Forum. Available online.
2013 Speaker, Patten Lectures, Indiana University, April 1-5. Available online.
2013 Ipsen Conference, Paris, France, April 22.
2013 The Emergence of "Emotionally Modern" Humans, University of Aukland General Library,
Theatre B15, October 29. Lecture Description.
2013 VUW Symposium on the Science of Intimate Relationships, Victoria University of
Wellington, October 31.
2014 Born Human: How the (almost) utterly dependent survive. For CARTA Symposium "Birth
to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution", Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the
Americas, UC San Diego, February 21. For in press paper "Development Plus Social
Selection in the Evolution of 'Emotionally Modern' Humans" on which lecture was based,
2018 Comments on Symposium on "Causes, Contexts and Consequences of Human Sexual Dimorphism"
organized by Holly Dunsworth and Cara Wall-Sheffler at annual meeting of American Association of
Physical Anthropology in Austin, Texas on April 12. [PDF]
Departmental Seminars (selected)
1973 Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge
1975 Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge
1976 Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge
1976 Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
1977 Institute for Animal Behavior, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1977 Department of Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC
1977 Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
1977 Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
1979 Department of Anthropology, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
1980 Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston
1981 Departments of Psychology & Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
1981 Department of Biology, Rice University, Houston
1982 Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1983 Department of Women's Studies, Dartmouth, Hanover NH
1983 Department of Women's Studies, Hunter College, New York City
1983 Family Violence Research Seminar, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston
1985 Primate Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1986 Department of Psychology and Area Studies Program, University of Texas at Arlington
1986 Department of Anthropology, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
1986 Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis Medical School
1992 Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
2001 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthroplogy
2001 University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles
2001 University of Oregon, Eugene
2003 Brandeis University, Boston
2009 Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, October 6, 2009
2009 Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, October 8, 2009
2010 Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich. Mothers and Others: What does it mean to
develop and evolve as a cooperatively breeding ape? Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2010
2010 University of California-San Diego Anthropology Department Seminar, 3-5 p.m. Mothers
and Others: What does it mean to develop and evolve as a cooperatively breeding ape?
San Diego, California, Dec.13
2011 Psychology Department, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
1980-1998 Consulting Editor, American Journal of Primatology
1984-1990 Advisory Board, Primates (Japan)
1984-1991 Editorial Board, Cultural Anthropology
1985-1996 Series editor, Foundations of Human Behavior, Aldine, Hawthorne, NY.
1989 Associate Editor, Human Nature
1991-1995 Advisory Editorial Board, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
1991 Associate Editor, Evolutionary Anthropology
2000-2002 Editorial Advisor, Encyclopedia of Evolution. Mark Pagel, editor-in-chief. Oxford
University Press. (named Outstanding Reference Book of the Year, 2002, by
American Library Association)
Public and Professional Service
1981-1982 Incorporator, Harvard Magazine
1984 Trustee, St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, MD
1982-1985 Director, Harvard Magazine
1985-1987 Advisory Committee, Women's Resources and Research Center, UC Davis
1989-1995 Visiting Committee, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
1989-1991 Board of Directors, The Digit Fund
1989-1990 Regional Council, Davis Science Center
1991 Advisory Council, National Institutes of the Environment
1994-1997 Board of Directors, Committee for National Institutes of the Environment
1995-1997 Membership Committee for Evolutionary and Population Biology and Ecology.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1995-1999 Executive Council, Human Behavior and Evolution Society
2000-2006 Dean's Council, Harvard University
2001-2004 Committee on Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences
2008-2013 Executive Council, Human Behavior and Evolution Society