William Durham, Ph.D is Professor of
Anthropological Sciences at StanfordUniversity. A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Durhamjoined the Stanford faculty in 1977 and has just completed a term as
chair of the department of anthropological sciences. He also serves as Bing
Professor in human biology. Durham's main research interests are in ecology and
evolution, the interaction of genetic and cultural change in human populations,
and the challenges to conservation and community development in the Third
World. His field studies among the San Blas Kuna of Panamahave involved investigation of demography, genetics, and
resource management. He has also researched the causes of land scarcity and
environmental degradation in rural El Salvadorand Hondurasand
the social forces behind deforestation in Mexicoand Central and South America .
During his tenure at Stanford, Durhamhas
received the Gores, Dinkelspeil, ASSU, Rhodes , and Bing
Fellow Awards for his teaching. His work has been supported by the National
Science Foundation, H. F. Guggenheim Foundation, Danforth Foundation, and
MacArthur Foundation. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the
Behavioral Sciences from 1989 to 1990, served as the Director of the human
biology program at Stanford from 1992 through 1995, and is currently editor of
the Annual Review of Anthropology. Durhamearned
his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
, William, (Ed.). Annual Review of Anthropology: 2002. Annual Reviews:
Durham, William. Coevolution: Genes, Culture
and Human Diversity. StanfordUniversityPress: 1992.
William and Michael Painter (Eds.). The Social Cause of Environmental
Destruction in Latin America : Linking Levels of
Analysis. University of MichiganPress: 1995.
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