Robert Quinlan, Ph.D.
Evolutionary & Sociocultural Anthropology
Washington State University
P.O. Box 644910
Pullman, WA 99164-4910 USA
Office: College Hall 219
Areas: Evolutionary & behavioral ecology, medical & psychological anthropology, ethnobiology, methods, cross-cultural analysis, ethnographic science, East Africa
My research focuses on relations among environmental risk, life history, and cultural and psychological factors associated with risk. I relocated my field research to East Africa in 2011 where I am working on a study of household and individual responses to environmental shocks in Ethiopia. I am also co-PI on a NSF funded study of the ecological and socioeconomic factors in antibiotic resistance among agro-pastoralists in Northern Tanzania. I am very interested in helping to develop research capacity in African universities. I regularly teach Human Issues in International Development; Quantitative Methods in Anthropology; History of Anthropological Thought; and graduate seminars on various topics in sociocultural anthropology and human behavioral ecology.
I encourage prospective graduate students interested in PhD study in risk, resilience, and East African socioecology to contact me about research opportunities at WSU.
(under review) Quinlan, R., Dira, S.J., Caudell, M. Quinlan, M.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2012 Placek & Quinlan
Human Biology. 2012 Caudell & Quinlan
Human Parental Effort and Environmental Risk.(pdf)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2007
American Anthropologist. 2006