Recent peer-reviewed publications by our distinguished department faculty. Faculty members are noted in bold.

§Shared first authorship.
*BU Anthropology PhD student
BU Alumni


Schmidt, I.M., Shohet, M., Serrano, M. et al. “Patients’ Perspectives on Race and the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Clinical Decision-Making: a Qualitative Study.” J GEN INTERN MED (2023).

Parla, Ayşe. 2023. “Hamlet after Genocide: The Haunting of Soghomon Tehlirian and Empirical Fabulation,” Comparative Studies in Society and History,1-25.


Carballo, David, et al. 2022.“Sacred Landscape and Cultural Astronomy on the Marcahuasi Plateau, Peru,” in Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences.

Carballo, David M., Feinman, G. M., & López Corral, A. 2022. “Mesoamerican urbanism: Indigenous institutions, infrastructure, and resilience,” Urban Studies, 0(0).

Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, Jennifer Larson, Enrico Cioni, Jenny Reddish, Daniel Hoyer, Patrick E. Savage, R. Alan Covey, John Baines, Mark Altaweel, Eugene Anderson, Peter Bol, Eva Brandl, Carballo, David, Gary Feinman, Andrey Korotayev, Nikolay Kradin, Jill D. Levine, Selin E. Nugent, Andrea Squitieri, Vesna Wallace & Pieter François. 2022. “Big Gods and big science: further reflections on theory, data, and analysis,” Religion, Brain & Behavior.

Carballo, David & Gary Feinman. 2022. “Communication, Computation, and Governance: A Multiscalar Vantage on the Prehispanic Mesoamerican World,” Journal of Social Computing.

Garfield, Z. H., Ringen, E., Buckner, W., Medupe, D., Wrangham, R., & Glowacki, Luke. 2022. “Norm violations and punishments across human societies,” OSF Preprints. 

Yurdum, Lidya, Manvir Singh, Glowacki, Luke, Tom Vardy, Quentin Atkinson, Courtney B. Hilton, Disa Sauter, et al. 2022. “Mutual Intelligibility in Musical Communication.” PsyArXiv

Shohet, Merav & Loyd, Heather. 2022. “Transcription and Analysis in Linguistic Anthropology: Creating, Testing, and Presenting Theory on the Page.” In S.M. Perrino and S.E. Pritzker, eds. Research Methods in Linguistic Anthropology (pp. 261–296). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Korom, Frank. 2022. “Songs of Social Justice: Bengali Patuas Speak Out.”Shuddhasar 27. Published online at

Korom, Frank. 2022. “It Ain’t Religion, It’s Just Culture, Man! Muharram Controversies in the Indo-Caribbean Diaspora.” In P. Sohoni & T.Tschacher (eds.). Non-Shia Practices of Muharram in South Asia and the Diaspora: Beyond Mourning. London: Routledge, pp. 91-112.

Forste, K.M., Marston, John, & Hoffman, T. 2022. “Urban agricultural economy of the Early Islamic southern Levant: a case study of Ashkelon,” Vegetation History & Archaeobotany.

Schattschneider, Ellen & Auslander, Mark. 2022. “Dwelling on my Falling”:Yukiyo Kawano’s Nuclear Vision, in Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. 20(1):1

White, Merry. 2022. “Body, Tool and Technique: Elements of Work in the Japanese Kitchen,” In Borghini, Andrea, and Patrik Engisch, eds. A Philosophy of Recipes: Making, Experiencing, and Valuing. Bloomsbury Publishing.


Arnocky, S., Hodges-Simeon, Carolyn R., Davis, A., Desmarais, R., Greenshields, A., Liwski, R., Quillen, E., Cardenas, R., Breedlove, S.M., & Puts, D.A. 2021. “Heterozygosity of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Predicts Later Self-reported Pubertal Maturation in Males. Scientific Reports,11(1), 1-10.

Carballo, David. 2021. “Governance Strategies in Precolonial Central Mexico” in Frontiers in Political Science.

Hefner, Robert W. 2021. (February). “Religion as Raft in a Stormy Sea: David Martin and the Study of Global Pentecostalism.” Nations and Nationalism. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12702

Hodges-Simeon, Carolyn R., Grail, Graham, Albert, Graham, Groll, M.T., Stepp, C. E, Carre, J.M., Arnocky, S.A., 2021. “Testosterone therapy masculinizes speech and gender presentation in transgender men. Scientific Reports. 11(1), 1-10.

Hodges-Simeon, Carolyn R., Albert, Graham, Richardson, G. B., McHale, T. S., Weinberg, S. M., Gurven, M., & Gaulin, S. J. 2021. “Was facial width-to-height ratio subject to sexual selection pressures? A life course approach. PloS one, 16(3), e0240284.

Knott, Cheryl D., Scott, A. M*., O’Connell, C. A † ., Susanto, T. W., & Kane, E.E. 2021. “Field laboratories for non-invasive wildlife and habitat health assessment and conservation.” In S. A. Wich, & A. K. Piel, eds., Field Methods for Conservation (pp. 129-156). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Korom, Frank. 2021. “Gurupada Chitrakar: An Appreciation of a Life Short-lived.” Nidan 6/2 (2021): 69-88.

Ngom, Fallou. 2021. “West African Manuscripts in Arabic and African Languages and Digital Preservation.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources, Thomas Spear, Peter Limb, Kathryn Luna, Peter Mitchell, Olufemi Vaughan, Richard Waller (eds.) (awarded the Waldo G. Leland prize by the American Historical Association for the best reference work published over the past five years).

Schmitt, C.A. (2021), Year without End: Primatology in 2020. American Anthropologist, 123: 916-930.

Schmitt, C.A. and Garrett, Eva C. 2021. “‘De-scent’ with modification: More evidence – and caution – needed to assess whether the loss of a pheromone signaling protein permitted the evolution of same-sex sexual behavior in primates. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50(6): 2301-2307.

Shipton, Parker. 2021. “East Africa, Ethnology, and the LeVine Legacy”, in Dinesh Sharma, ed., The Cultural Psyche: The Selected Papers of Robert A.LeVine on Psychosocial Science, pp. 61-82. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Weller, Robert P. 2021. “Censorship, Foreclosure, and the Three Deaths of Fengzhen.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 11(2): 619-634.

Weller, Robert P. 2021. “Overnight Urbanization and Changing Spirits: Disturbed Ecosystems in Southern Jiangsu.” Current Anthropology 62(5): 602-630.


Arkin, Kimberly. 2020. Making Secular ‘French’ Medical Ethics: Morality and Patient Subjectivities in Southern French Hospitals. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 26(4):824-841.

Arkin, Kimberly. 2020. What can words do? Debating a ‘good death’ in French palliative care. Anthropological Quarterly 92(2): 177-204.

Barfield, Thomas J. 2020. “Nomads and states in comparative perspective.” In Nomad-state relationships in international relations: Before and after borders, edited by Jamie Levin. London: Palgrave, pp. 19-43.

Cartmill, M., Brown, K., Atkinson, C., Cartmill, E.A., Findley, E., Gonzalez‐Socoloske, D., Hartstone‐Rose, A. and Mueller, J., 2020. The gaits of marsupials and the evolution of diagonal‐sequence walking in primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology171(2), pp.182-197.

Davidson, Joanna. 2020. The Problem of Widows. American Ethnologist 47(1): 43-57. DOI: 10.1111/amet.1286

Poindexter SA, Garrett EC. 2020. Particle deposition and sensory drive. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews. 29(4):168-72. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21855

McHale, T.S., Chee, W., Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Chan, K., Zava, D.T., Albert, G., & Gray, P.B. Juvenile children’s salivary aldosterone and cortisone decrease during informal math and table-tennis competitions. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. DOI: 10.1007/s40750-020-00146-0 

Zhang, J. §, Chen, B.B. §, Hodges-Simeon, C.R.§, Reid, S.A., Albert, G.*, & Gaulin, S.J.C. Elevated recognition accuracy for low-pitched male voices in men with higher threat potential: Further evidence for the retaliation-cost model in humans. Evolution and Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.08.008

Zhang, J., Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Reid, S.A., & Gaulin, S.J.C. Pitch-lowering enhances men’s perceived aggressive intent independent of fighting ability. Evolution and Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.07.007

Albert, G.* §, Arnocky, S., Puts, D.A, & Hodges-Simeon, C.R. § Can listeners assess men’s self reported health from their voices? Evolution and Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.08.001

Albert, G.*, Richardson, G.B., Arnocky, S., Senveli, Z.*, & Hodges-Simeon, C.R. Development and psychometric evaluation of a new mating effort scale. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-020-01799-4

McHale, T.S., Chee, W., Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Chan, K., Zava, D.T., Albert, G.*, & Gray, P.B. Children’s salivary aldosterone and cortisone responses to soccer competitions. Journal of Sports Science. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1796164

Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Grail, G., Albert, G.*, Landry, N., Ortiz, T.L., Carré, J.M., McHale, T.S. & Arnocky, S. Testosterone, cortisol, and secretory immunoglobulin-A within a single day and across two sequential days among trans- and cis-gender men. Steroids. DOI: 10.1016/j.steroids.2020.108640

DiGiorgio A, EM Upton, TW Susanto, and CD Knott. (2020). Wild Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) Feeding Rates and the Marginal Value Theorem. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23183

Marston, John M., Peter Kováčik*, and Ulf-Dietrich Schoop. Environmental reconstruction and wood use at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası, TurkeyQuaternary International online before print. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.055

von Baeyer, Madelynn, and John M. Marston. Best practices for digitizing a wood slide collection: the Bailey-Wetmore wood collection of the Harvard University HerbariaQuaternary International online before print.

Johnson, Emily S., and John M. Marston. The experimental identification of nixtamalized maize through starch spherulites. Journal of Archaeological Science 113:105056. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2019.105056

Ngom, Fallou. “Digital Archives for African Studies: Making Africa’s Written Heritage Visible,” in Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age, Susan L. Mizruchi, editor (Palgrave McMillan,2020), 83-107.

Parla, Ayşe. Revisiting ‘Honor’ through Migrant Vulnerabilities in Turkey. History and Anthropology 31(1): 84-104. DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2019.1689974

Scaramelli, Caterina. The Lost Wetlands of Turkey. Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), Fall 2020.

Schmitt CA, Bergey CM, Jasinska AJ, Ramensky V, Burt F, Svardal H, Jorgensen MJJ, Freimer NB, Grobler JP, Truner TR. 2020. ACE2 and TMPRSS2 receptor variation in savanna monkeys (Chlorocebus spp.): Potential risk for zoonotic/anthroponotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and a potential model for functional studies. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0235106.

Brasil MF, Monson TA, Schmitt CA, Hlusko LJ. 2020. A genotype:phenotype approach to testing taxonomic hypotheses in hominds. Naturwissenschaften 107:40. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-020-01696-9

Schmitt CA, Garrett EC. 2020. De-scent with modification: More evidence and caution needed to assess whether the loss of a pheromone signaling protein permitted the evolution of same-sex sexual behavior in primates. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-019-01583-z

Jarrett JD, Bonnell T, Jorgensen MJ, Schmitt CA, Young C, Dostie M, Barrett L, Henzi SP. 2020. Modelling variation in the growth of wild and captive juvenile vervet monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171: 89-99. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23960

Weller, Robert. Respecting Silence: Longing, Rhythm, and Chinese Temples in an Age of Bulldozers. History & Anthropology, DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2020.1777112

Weller, Robert, and Adam B, Seligman. Symposium: The Achievement of David Martin. Society 57:129-131. DOI: 10.1007/s12115-020-00455-w

Weller, Robert, and Adam B, Seligman. David Martin and the Sociology of Hope. Society 57: 180-184. DOI: 10.1007/s12115-020-00463-w

West, Catherine F., Michael A. Etnier, Meghan Parlow, Steven Barbeaux, and Alexei Orlov. Fishing pressure or environmental variability? Clues from size distribution of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) in the North Pacific Ocean over 6 millennia. Quaternary Research. DOI: 10.1017/qua.2020.70

White, Merry. “When Yoshu Whisky Becomes Washu Whisky” in Arena, (in Japanese) Fall 2020.


Melin AD, Nevo O, Williamson RE, Garrett EC, Endo M, Sakurai K, Matsushita Y, Touhara K, Kawamura S. Fruit scent and observer colour vision shape food-selection strategies in wild capuchin monkeys. Nature Communications: 10(2407). DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-10250-9 

Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Blackwell, A.D., Asif, S. Gurven, M.,& Gaulin, S.J.C. Testosterone is positively and estradiol negatively associated with mucosal immunity in Amazonian adolescents. American Journal of Human Biology. DOI:10.1002/ajhb.23284 

Landry, N., Desrochers, J. E., Hodges-Simeon, C.R., & Arnocky, S. Testosterone, physicalmasculinization, and low environmentalism in men. Journal of Environmental Psychology. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.05.007

Norconk MA, S Atsalis, G Tully, A Santillán-Doherty, S Waters, CD Knott, SR Ross, S Shanee, and D Stiles (2019). Reducing the live primate trade: actions for primatologists. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23079

O’Connell, C and CD Knott. (2019). Sociosexual Behavioral Patterns involving Nulliparous Female Orangutans (Pongosp.) Reflect Unique Challenges during the Adolescent Period. American Journal of Primatology/Developmental Psychobiology, Special Issue on Psychobiological Development in Primates. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23058

Scott AM, CD Knott and TW Susanto. (2019). Are Male Orangutans a Threat to Infants? Mother-Offspring Interactions with Males in Wild Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii.International Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-019-00097-8

Knott CD, AM Scott, CA O’Connell, KS Scott, TG Laman, Riyandi and TW Susanto. (2019). Possible Male Infanticide in Wild Orangutans and a Re-evaluation of Infanticide Risk. Scientific Reports 9: (7806). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42856-w


Roosenboom, J., Indencleef, K., Lee, M.K., Hoskens, H., White, J., Hecht, J.T., Wehby, G.L.,Moreno, L.M., Hodges-Simeon, C.R.,Feingold, E., Marazita, M.L., Richmond, S., Shriver, M.D., Claes, P.,Shaffer, J.R.,Weinberg, S.M. (2018) SNPs associated with testosterone levels influence human facial morphology. Frontiers in Genetics. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00497

Arnocky, S., Hodges-Simeon, C.R. ,Ouellette, D., & Albert, G. (2018) Do men with more masculine voices have better immunocompetent? Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(6), 602-610. DOI:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.003

Hodges-Simeon, C.R.,Richardson, G., Hanson-Sobraske, K.,Samore, T.,Gurven, M., & Gaulin,S.J.C. (2018) Response: Commentary: fWHR is not associated with pubertal testosterone.Frontiers in Psychology—Evolutionary Psychology, 19.DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00160

van Noordwijk MA, SS Utami Atmoko, CD Knott, N Kuze, HC Morrogh-Bernard, F Oram, C Schuppli, CP van Schaik, and EP Willems. (2018). The Slow Ape: High Infant Survival and Long Inter-Birth Intervals in Orangutans. Journal of Human Evolution. 125: 38-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.09.004

Shohet, Merav. 2018. “Two Deaths and a Funeral: Ritual Inscriptions’ Affordances for Mourning and Moral Personhood in Vietnam.” American Ethnologist 45 (1): 60-73. DOI:

Shohet, Merav. 2018. “Beyond the Clinic? Eluding a Medical Diagnosis of Anorexia through Narrative.” Transcultural Psychiatry 55 (4): 495-515. DOI: