Jonathan Stieglitz

Research Fellow
Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
University of Toulouse 1: Capitole
jonathan.stieglitz@iast.fr

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH

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.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Stieglitz J, Trumble B, Emery Thompson M, Blackwell A, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (Forthcoming). Depression as sickness behavior? A test of the host defense hypothesis in a high pathogen population. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.