Conversations with: Dr Sally Street

Today’s conversation is with Dr Sally Street, Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Approaches to Cognition and Culture at Durham University. Sally obtained her BA in Politics And Sociology at the University of Leeds in 2008, before graduating with an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2010. She then went on to receiveContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Sally Street”

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Conversations with: Professor Shara Bailey

Today’s guest is Professor Shara Bailey, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology at New York University and Director of the Center for the Study of Human Origins. Shara is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on using dental morphology to understand human evolution. She was awarded her undergraduate degree in Psychology and AnthropologyContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Shara Bailey”

Conversations with: Dr Behailu Habte

Today’s guest is Dr Behailu Habte, Curator of Prehistoric Collections at the National Museum of Ethiopia. Behailu is a lithic technology specialist, with particular interests in the Later Stone Age in the Horn of Africa. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaures, France, working within the “Late Stone Age Sequence Project”Continue reading “Conversations with: Dr Behailu Habte”

Conversations with: Professor Matthew Bennet

This conversation is with Dr Matthew Bennet, Professor of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Bournemouth University. Matthew’s research primarily investigates ancient footprints and the application of ecological models to hominin evolution research. He joined Bournemouth University in 2002, where he was Dean of Applied Sciences from 2007 to 2010 and Pro Vice Chancellor of ResearchContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Matthew Bennet”

Conversations with: Dr Habiba Chirchir

This week’s guest is Dr Habiba Chirchir, Assistant Professor of Biology at Marshall University. Habiba is interested in the relationship between skeletal anatomy and behaviour through the study of trabecular and cortical bone. Her work mainly focusses on comparative studies of fossil hominins, modern humans, primates and other mammals, involving data collection in museum laboratories.Continue reading “Conversations with: Dr Habiba Chirchir”

Conversations with: Dr Bernhard Zipfel

I am delighted to introduce the next guest, Dr Bernhard Zipfel of the University of Witwatersrand. Bernhard is primarily interest in the the origins of hominin bipedalism and the biomechanics and evolution of the human foot, having originally trained and practised in clinical podiatry. He was formerly the Head of the Department of Podiatry atContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Bernhard Zipfel”

Conversations with: Professor Adam Brumm

This conversation is with Adam Brumm, an Australian professor of archaeology at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Adam has wide-ranging research interests, but his main focus is on the story of early humans in Island Southeast Asia and the wider Australasian region. Since 2003, he has conducted extensive field research in the Wallacean archipelago ofContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Adam Brumm”

Conversations with Dr Simon Greenhill

Today’s conversation is with Dr Simon Greenhill, Senior Scientist in the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at Australian National University. Simon’s research primarily focuses on the evolution of languages andContinue reading “Conversations with Dr Simon Greenhill”

Conversations with: Dr Lauren Schroeder

Today’s conversation is with Dr Lauren Schroeder, Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology at the University of Toronto! Lauren received her PhD in Palaeoanthropology from the University of Cape Town in 2015. Prior to forming the Schroeder Lab at the University of Toronto in 2017, she joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of BuffaloContinue reading “Conversations with: Dr Lauren Schroeder”

Conversations with: Professor Tanya Smith

I am very pleased to introduce today Professor Tanya Smith, human evolutionary biologist at the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) at Griffith University. Tanya, following a PhD in Anthropological Sciences at Stony Brook University, has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the MaxContinue reading “Conversations with: Professor Tanya Smith”