Schachner describes how he “accidentally” got into the field and his goals for the program.
UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
The work and day-to-day activities of UCLA anthropologist Susan Perry and her team are captured on HowtoBeAMonkey.org.
An emotion called ‘kama muta’ is typically accompanied by moist eyes or tears, chills or goosebumps, a warm feeling in the body, a feeling of exhilaration and a motivation to help others.
UCLA anthropologist Susan Perry finds that older, sociable monkeys are more likely to develop mannerisms and then transmit them to others.
Dr. Ippolytos Kalofonos has woven together his interests in global health, medicine and culture into a career as a medical anthropologist.
Whether she’s studying Wall Street or Equatorial Guinea, Hannah Appel uses the lens of anthropology to understand how people create and make sense of their economic lives.
Findings suggest that the industrialized world’s sleep habits do not differ much from those that humans evolved to have.
Braving floods, fires and vampire mosquitoes, UCLA professor Susan Perry has spent 25 years chasing capuchin monkeys through the forests of Costa Rica. Her data have transformed what we know about these fascinating primates.
The scientists resolved a dispute over whether a small population of black-headed squirrel monkeys, which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil, is a sub-species of another species or its own species.
UCLA linguist Pamela Munro writes about the nearly forgotten language of the Gabrielino-Tongva Indians and her efforts to revive it for descendants of Southern California’s Tongva people.
In his latest documentary, “Bitter Honey,” UCLA anthropologist Robert Lemelson tracks the abuses suffered by wives trapped in polygamous marriages.
UCLA social scientists found that walking in sync may make men feel more formidable against a potential foe, and they suggest that doing so could play a role in excessive use of force by police.
UCLA linguist Pamela Munro started a Facebook page to revive and promote the Tongva language, once spoken by Southern California's Gabrielino-Tongva Indians. Through social media, their descendants are now learning words, phrases and songs in Tongva.