It’s the end of 2011, and I have a number of reasons to celebrate: a wonderful family, a wonderful job, a fun gig at SciAm, a roller derby season about to start back up again, and Science Online 2012 in a few short weeks...
Dear Kate, I am an evolutionary psychologist, which, in and of itself, isn’t a bad thing and society largely accepts the need for people like me. However, our evil, feminist, not-patriarchal-enough culture fundamentally doesn’t get me in particular, a special snowflake among evolutionary psycholgoists...
I submitted the first round of my materials for my third year review recently. The third year review is the half-way point between one’s hire as a tenure-track professor and going up for tenure...
Summer 2001. I had just graduated from college with a joint degree in biological anthropology and women’s studies which, as my father pointed out, was not a degree with an obvious vocational angle...
I have spent a lot of time in my life being employed or educated by an organization that I find problematic in some way. At Harvard, my main gripe involved the way in which the dissolution of Radcliffe College and the women’s spaces there occurred with little engagement with undergraduates: two deans met with me and two other women who were on the board of the Radcliffe Union of Students...
Tenth grade, at the lockers just before homeroom. My good friend Julie and I put away our coats.“How are you?” she asks.“Ugh,” I say. “I have a soccer game today but” – and here my voice drops to a whisper – “I got my period this morning.”Julie looks back at me, wide-eyed...
Back in the day, when many anthropologists assume we were all egalitarian foragers living off the land, women may not have thought on how many offspring they wanted.
For those of you who don't follow me on Twitter, I wanted to let you know about two talks I'm giving this week at Harvard. Use this interactive map to find Boylston Hall and the Peabody Museum...
I have been traveling and speaking a lot this semester, perhaps too much. Because we've both had so many traveling commitments this year, for the last month I've hardly seen my husband, because he's away one week and I'm away the next...
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