Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys in the jungles and cities of Asia, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining what people actually do across the globe, Agustín is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick. Agustín brings over two decades of training and research to his current projects on cooperation and community in human evolution, ethnoprimatology and multispecies anthropology, evolutionary theory, and interdisciplinary approaches to human nature(s). Agustín’s recent books include “Evolution of Human Behavior” (Oxford) and “Race, Monogamy, and other lies they told you: busting myths about human nature” (U of California).
Busting myths of human nature
Think that men and women are totally different? Think again. Why our assumptions about race, gender and aggression are wrong — and dangerous.Read on »
Behaviour evolves, but evolution is a lot more than 'survival of the fittest'
Natural selection's coming to get you, and it's not just because of what's in your genes!Read on »