Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico
My research explores how ecological and social factors affect variability in behavior, psychology, and physiology in small-scale societies. To address research questions I use principles from behavioral ecology and life history theory, which attempt to explain modern human variation as an adaptive response to trade-offs between investments in competing demands.
I collaborate on the Tsimane
Health and Life History Project (www.unm.edu/~tsimane). The
project aims to study growth, senescence, demography, economics and health
under conditions representative of human evolutionary history.
- Stieglitz, J., Schniter, E., von Rueden, C., Kaplan, H., and Gurven, M. (Forthcoming). Functional disability and social conflict increase risk of depression in older adulthood among Bolivian forager-farmers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
J., Jaeggi, A., Blackwell, A., Trumble, B., Gurven, M., and Kaplan, H. (Forthcoming). Work to live and live
to work: Productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and
old age. In: Weinstein, M., and Lane, M. (eds.). Advances in bio-demography: cross-species comparisons of social environments and social behaviors, and
their effects on health and longevity. National
Rueden, C., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., and Stieglitz, J. (Forthcoming). An anatomy of leadership in
an egalitarian society. Human Nature.
- Stieglitz, J., Blackwell, A., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Cortez Linares, E., Gurven, M., and Kaplan, H. (2012). Modernization, sexual risk-taking, and gynecological morbidity among Bolivian forager-horticulturalists. PLoS ONE 7(12):e50384.
- Vasunilashorn, S., Finch, C., Crimmins, E., Vikman, S., Stieglitz, J., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H.,and Allayee, H. (2011). Inflammatory gene variants in the Tsimane, an indigenous Bolivian population with a high infectious load. Biodemography and Social Biology 57:33-52.
- Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., Winking, J., Hooper, P.L., and Stieglitz, J. (2010). Learning, menopause, and the human adaptive complex. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1204:30-42.