New book by Dr. Lynn!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lynn, co-editor of the recently published Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama. There are also in it contributions by our faculty (Dr. Blitz) and students (Cassie Medeiros). Magnificent! The book is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781349951383 […]

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Chris Lynn, Johnna Dominguez, & Jason DeCaro publish “Tattooing to ‘Toughen Up’: Tattoo Experience and Secretory Immunoglobulin A”

The American Journal of Human Biology has just published an article online (ahead of print) by Dr. Christopher Lynn, Johnna Dominguez (MA, 2015), and Dr. Jason DeCaro entitled “Tattooing to ‘Toughen Up’: Tattoo Experience and Secretory Immunoglobulin A.” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajhb.22847/abstract Abstract: Objectives: A costly signaling model suggests tattooing inoculates the immune system to heightened vigilance against stressors associated […]

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Dr. Lynn receives Wenner-Gren Grant for Anthropology Outreach Program

Dr. Christopher Lynn has just learned that he is the recipient of an Innovations in Public Awareness of Anthropology grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. This award will provide two years of funding to expand the scope of his ongoing education outreach project, “Anthropology is Elemental.” What starts in Tuscaloosa will now move on to a […]

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Evolutionary Studies Club to Host Conference Feb. 12-14

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Club, which is affiliated with the EvoS minor housed in the Department of Anthropology, is hosting a conference dedicated to promoting evolutionary perspectives, education, and research this coming Darwin Day. Dr. Chris Lynn, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is the EvoS Director and organizer. Evolutionary Studies Club to Host Conference Feb. 12-14 […]

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Dr. Lynn and three EvoS student publish “The Effects of Performance-Based Education on Evolutionary Attitudes and Literacy”

Dr. Christopher Lynn and three former EvoS undergraduates, one of whom was an Anthropology major, have just published “The effects of performance-based education on evolutionary attitudes and literacy” with hip hop artist and playwright, Baba Brinkman.  Please see the following website http://evostudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/James_Vol7Iss1.pdf for a recently released article in the EvoS Journal. James, Hillarie R., Yanet Manresa, Robert […]

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Dr. Chris Lynn publishes “Family Diversity” in Anthropology News

The latest post for the Biocultural Systematics guest blog is “Family Diversity,” written by Dr. Christopher Lynn. Biocultural Systematics is a monthly guest blog in the Anthropology News newsletter for the American Anthropological Association. The column is written by faculty and graduate students in the Biocultural Medical Anthropology program. Previous post include: “Talking about Race […]

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Dr. Chris Lynn Accepted for UA A&S Greece Initiative

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Lynn who is going to Greece! Dr. Lynn, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, will explore connections between fireside relaxation, creative tendencies, and religious ritual through cognitive sciences of anthropology, religion and music. http://www.as.ua.edu/home/faculty-selected-for-2016-alabama-greece-partnership/ […]

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Johnna Dominguez wins Outstanding Thesis Award

The College of Arts and Sciences has selected Johnna Domiguez’s thesis entitled “Nice Ink, Man”: A Biocultural, Mixed Methods Approach to Tattooing as Costly Honest Signaling among Southern Women” for the Outstanding Thesis award. She will be recognized at Honors Day next semester and will also serve as one of the college’s nominees for the […]

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