Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Peter Gray has a passion for understanding various aspects of human behavior and physiology, especially in the realm of reproduction, from an integrative, evolutionary perspective. That is a sensible scholarly passion too: In a Darwinian world, the ultimate currency is reproductive success.
In practice, this means focusing on features of human fatherhood, sexuality, partnerships, and more, while situating a topical focus within evolutionary and life history theory, comparative animal research, cross-cultural patterns, and physiological processes. This is an inherently interdisciplinary and scientific approach but also well situated within anthropology, given the field’s appreciation for our primate kin, cross-cultural emphasis, and overarching evolutionary perspective.
Ph.D. : Harvard University, 2003
Biological anthropology, evolutionary perspectives on human behavior, hormones and behavior, human reproductive ecology, human sexuality, parenting, Caribbean.