Christopher D. Lynn

Christopher Lynn is a biocultural medical anthropologist who studies cultural impacts on health and human cognitive evolution. He received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany (SUNY) and is currently an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama. He co-edited Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama and is working on a book about dissociation and consciousness. He is currently researching tattooing and immune response among Pacific Islanders, developing an anthropology outreach program for elementary students, and co-hosting the “Sausage of Science” podcast. Follow him on Twitter @Chris_Ly and @Inking_Immunity.

Recent Posts

January 25, 2019 in Anthropology, Sports

Fa’asamoa of Tattooing and Football: Conservatism and Adaptation in Samoan Cultural Evolution

Two new books published in 2018 emphasize the role of fa’asamoa in amplifying “sticky” cultural concepts or memes—football and tattooing—in cultural adaptation.
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