William Durham, Ph.D is
Professor of Anthropological Sciences at
. A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship,
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
have involved investigation of demography, genetics, and resource management.
He has also researched the causes of land scarcity and environmental degradation
and the social forces behind deforestation in
and Central and
. During his tenure at Stanford,
has received the Gores, Dinkelspeil, ASSU,
, 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.
earned his Ph.D. from the
, William, (Ed.). Annual Review of
Anthropology: 2002. Annual Reviews: November 2002.
Durham, William. Coevolution: Genes,
Culture and Human Diversity.
, William and Michael Painter (Eds.). The
Social Cause of Environmental Destruction in Latin America: Linking Levels of Analysis.
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