Stephanie Looking Up: Primatology and Positivity in Uganda


Start Date: Sep 11, 2020 - 10:00am

Location: Presented via Zoom

On Friday, September 11 at 10 am, Stephanie Fox, doctoral candidate in Evolutionary Anthropology presented her talk Stephanie Looking Up: Primatology and Positivity in Uganda as part of the Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series. 

Stephanie returned to New Mexico mid-pandemic from Uganda where she was collecting her dissertation data on social relationships among wild female chimpanzees. She is interested in why female chimps form social bonds, why some females form stronger relationships than others, and how these relationships change over the course of a female’s life. Ultimately, her goal is to help explain how social relationships among human women have been shaped during human evolution. 

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology and the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will be held virtually via Zoom on Fridays at 10 am.  Upcoming speakers include (more details forthcoming): 

Sept 18            John Lucy                              U Chicago 
Sept 25            April Kamp-Whittaker            UNM 
Oct 2               Katherine Peck                      UNM
Oct 9               Shamsi Berry                         Western Michigan 
Oct 16             Manvir Singh                          Harvard 
Oct 23             Milena Carvalho                     UNM 
Dec 4               Helen Davis                           Harvard 
Dec 11             Amanda Lea                          Princeton