Group Members

Principal Investigator

  • Principal Investigator

behavioral ecology, evolutionary medicine, indigenous health

  • (805) 893-2202
  • Office: HSSB 2060
  • Lab: HSSB 2048

We have a motivated group of graduate students, postdocs, and undergrads studying diverse topics within evolutionary anthropology. Current emphases include acculturation and diabetes/cardiovascular disease, role of pathogens and immune function in chronic disease risk, social capital and women's autonomy, reproductive decision-making and fertility transitions, kin investment and the function of post-reproductive lifespan, adaptive logic of infant feeding practices, personality evolution, cooperation and altruism, human-chimpanzee life history comparisons, outgroup psychology and evolution of tolerance, and hormone-behavior interactions.

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

population ecology, life history, evolutionary demography

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

human behavioral ecology, hunter-gatherers, sociality

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Alumni/Honors Research Students

  • Undergraduate research
  • Honors Thesis
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Undergraduate Student

Interested in studying at UCSB?

Email me directly: gurven@anth.ucsb.edu

Ideal candidates:

  1. have a scientifically curious mind
  2. have diverse interests within biocultural anthropology and human biology,
  3. have an active desire to conduct field-based studies in ethical way,
  4. have quantitative skills and developed logical reasoning,
  5. are intrinsically motivated