Michelle Rodrigues

Michelle A. Rodrigues is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Beckman Institute and the Department of Anthropology at University of Illinois.

Recent Posts

October 2, 2019 in Anthropology, Biology, Gender

Evolution Promotes Mothers Who Tend, So Daughters Can Befriend

Mothers can influence their daughter’s mental health by providing them with the skills they need to successfully make or maintain close friendships with female peers.
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September 27, 2018 in Anthropology, Biology, Gender

The Obstetrical Dilemma, Dismantled: Human Childbirth is Not a Dilemma

Rather than being evicted from the womb before their heads are too big, a new hypothesis argues that human babies are born when their growth rates become too costly for…
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July 9, 2018 in Biology, Gender

Sex Roles Are Flexible in Chimpanzees and Bonobos. What Does That Say About Human Evolution?

A new study shows that chimpanzees and bonobos are far more similar in their gender roles than previously thought. In order to understand the range of complexity in our evolutionary…
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