Presentation Title: "The Cultures of Everyday Life: Multiples Facets of Autonomy"
Location and Time: Thursday, February 17, 2011 -- 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Colonial Room
Dr. Heidi Keller
Professor of Psychology
University of Osnabrück
Heidi Keller is a professor of Psychology at the University of Osnabrück. She received her PhD at the University of Mainz and her Habilitation at the Technical University Darmstadt. She is the director of the department of Culture and Development at the University of Osnabrück and of the department of Culture, Learning and Development at the Lower Saxonian Institute of Early Childhood Development and Education. She directs a multicultural longitudinal research program on the cultural solution of universal developmental tasks spanning the first 6 years of life. Her research contributes to the recognition of the systematic influence of culture for human development. The most comprehensive publication of her research is “Cultures of Infancy,” published in 2007 with Erlbaum. “Cultures of Infancy” is translated into Greek and a Spanish translation is in preparation.
Heidi Keller has held numerous guest professorships, among others at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, UCLA and the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José. She has been a fellow in residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences and a Nehru chair professor at the MS University of Baroda. She is the past president of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology.
Presentation Title: "The Behavioral Ecology of Warfare"
Location and Time: Friday, February 18, 2011 -- 5:30 - 6:30, Colonial Room
Dr. Frank Marlowe
Durham University, UK
Professor of Anthropology
Frank Marlowe's research focuses on the behavioral ecology of human foragers, with emphasis on the sexual division of foraging labor, mating systems, demography, and life history. Since 1995, he has conducted research with the Hadza, hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. He also conducts cross-cultural and cross-species studies.
Dr. Marlowe has worked as an academic, a writer, an archaeologist and a documentary filmmaker. He has held professorships at several universities prior to his new position at Durham University in the UK, including Florida State University and Harvard University. Dr. Marlowe is the president-elect of the Evolutionary Anthropology Society of the American Anthropological Association, and he recently gave lectures at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Conference in Chicago. His book, The Hadza: Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania, published in 2010 by UCP, Berkeley, is a quantitative ethnography of one of the few remaining hunter-gathering societies. It covers traditional topics in ethnography including subsistence, material culture, religion, and social structure. The book also introduces readers to the contemporary field of behavioral ecology which attempts to understand human behavior from an evolutionary perspective.