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William Durham

William Durham

William Durham, Ph.D is Professor of Anthropological Sciences at Stanford University . A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Durham joined 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 Panama have involved investigation of demography, genetics, and resource management. He has also researched the causes of land scarcity and environmental degradation in rural El Salvador and Honduras and the social forces behind deforestation in Mexico and Central and South America . During his tenure at Stanford, Durham has 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. Durham earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan .

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Selected Bibliography

Durham , William, (Ed.). Annual Review of Anthropology: 2002. Annual Reviews: November 2002.

Durham, William. Coevolution: Genes, Culture and Human Diversity. Stanford University Press: 1992.

Durham , William and Michael Painter (Eds.). The Social Cause of Environmental Destruction in Latin America: Linking Levels of Analysis. University of Michigan Press: 1995.

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