PTNCE plenary speakers – Kristen Hawkes

Last but definitely not least! We will welcome Kristen Hawkes among our plenary speakers. Kristen Hawkes is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah. Her principal interests are the evolutionary ecology of hunter-gatherers and human evolution. She studies age and sex differences in behaviour, using comparisons between people and other primates, paleoanthropology and evolutionary modelling to develop and test hypotheses about the evolution of human life histories and social behavior. Hawkes has pursued ethnographic fieldwork in highland New Guinea, Amazonia, and eastern and southern Africa. She is a member of the Scientific Executive Committee of the Leakey Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.