Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd is an evolutionary anthropologist whose research is focused on the evolutionary psychology of the mechanisms that give rise to, and shape human culture, and how these mechanisms interact with population dynamic processes to shape human cultural variation. Prior to his current position as Professor of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, Boyd taught at Duke University, Emory University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is considered a forerunner in the field of cultural evolution and uses a combination of mathematical modelling, laboratory experiments, and ethnographic fieldwork in his research.

Recent Posts

October 16, 2017 in Anthropology, Biology, Interview

Learning from Arizona State University about Inter-Disciplinarity: A Conversation with Robert Boyd

Inter-disciplinarity is something that most universities want but might not be able to achieve without organizational change.
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