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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Happy Mother s Day: To All the Allomothers

The kiddo at about five months with my sister. Once a week I get four allergy shots and then sit in a small waiting room for thirty minutes to make sure I don’t have any adverse reactions.

May 16, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Why We Shouldn't Prescribe Hormonal Contraception to 12 Year Olds

This is a re-post, with slight editing, of a piece I wrote on the old blog after last year's AAPA meetings. I would like to keep thinking on this topic so thought I would share this before I write anything new for the Sci Am space.

April 27, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Your Ability to Handle Your Environment is Correlated with your Hormones

Natural selection acts not on a behavior itself, but on the factors that produce that behavior, and/or the outcome of that behavior. So if we want to have an evolutionary explanation for a behavior, it’s important to understand both what drives it and its consequences.

April 18, 2012 — Kate Clancy

American Association of Physical Anthropology Meetings this week: Portland, Oregon

Another year, another podium presentation. This year I want to redeem myself: last year I rocked my first presentation on hormonal contraception (woo hoo!), then was too exhausted to be remotely coherent for my second on diet composition and C-reactive protein (though to be fair, I was also chairing that session).

April 9, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Building Babies: Interview with Julienne Rutherford

As I mentioned Wednesday, Building Babies , the volume edited by me, Katie Hinde and Julienne Rutherford will be out in only a few months in one of the fastest turnarounds I know of for a book of this nature.

March 30, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Building Babies: Interview with Katie Hinde

After almost two years of work, Building Babies is off to the presses, due to be out late August/early September! Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective is a volume co-edited by me, Katie Hinde, and Julienne Rutherford about the many mechanisms and broader adaptations involved in – you guessed it – building a (primate) baby.

March 28, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Retrograde Reactions: Lady in the Field on the Aftermath of Sexual Misconduct

The comments on the guest post by “Hazed” demonstrate that she is not the only person to experience sexual harassment in the field. And so I must share with you the next post in this series on harassment while doing fieldwork by “Lady in the Field.” Like “Hazed,” “Lady” is brave to share her story with us.

March 9, 2012 — Kate Clancy

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