The Subtle Social Lives of Female Chimpanzees


Start Date: Feb 25, 2022 - 02:00pm

Location: Presented via Zoom

Stephanie Fox will present her talk The Subtle Social Lives of Female Chimpanzees virtually on Friday, February 25  at 2 pm as part of the 2022 Spring Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series.  You can access the talk here You can obtain the passcode by emailing Dr. Ian Wallace at

Stephanie is a 6th year PhD student in Evolutionary Anthropology at UNM. Her research seeks to understand variation in social bonds between and within species, how animals change their social strategies as the costs and benefits of relationships change across their life course, and what this can tell us about the origins of human social behaviour. Her dissertation research focuses on understanding the constraints and benefits of social relationships among wild female chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Previously, she studied relationships between adult males and infants in a species of wild colobus monkey living in Ghana.

Hosted by the UNM Department of Anthropology, the  Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII)  the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will continue this semester.  Talks from this years series are available on our You Tube for your viewing.

Upcoming speakers include:

March 25       Kristina Lyons (University of Pennsylvania)

April 1            Angelyn Bass (UNM) and Douglas Porter (University of Vermont)

April 15          Webb Keane (University of Michigan)

April 22         Jana Valesca Meyer (UNM)

May 6           Shaylih Muehlmann (University of British Columbia)