Geoffrey C. Kushnick

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I define my specialty as human behavioral ecology. But, my research is highly interdisciplinary and, thus, draws on various fields relevant to evolutionary and biocultural anthropology. These include demography, applied mathematics, and biological, cultural, and medical anthropology. I am deeply committed to the scientific study of humans. My research bridges the natural and social sciences, as well as theoretical and empirical approaches. My areal focus is Indonesia. As of 2010, I have conducted a total of 22 months of quantitative ethnographic research among the Karo Batak of North Sumatra. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Arts and Humanities Research Council's "Culture and Mind" Project, and UCLA's Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.
Biocultural Anthropology
<p>Human behavioral ecology, demography, parenting, and health, human biological and cultural evolution, mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis, peoples and cultures of SE Asia, esp. Indonesia</p>
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