Agustín Fuentes

Professor, Anthropology

Agustín Fuentes

Education

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

About

Agustín Fuentes is The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His current foci include cooperation and bonding in human evolution, ethnoprimatology and multispecies anthropology, evolutionary theory, and public perceptions of, and interdisciplinary approaches to, human nature(s).‘ Fuentes' recent books include Evolution of Human BehaviorŒ (Oxford University Press 2008), Centralizing Fieldwork: Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social AnthropologyŒ (Co-edited, Berghahn Press 2010), Biological Anthropology: Concepts and ConnectionsŒ (McGraw-Hill 2011), Monkeys on the Edge: Ecology and Management of Long-tailed Macaques and their Interface with HumansŒ (co-edited, Oxford University Press 2011), Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human NatureŒ (University of California Press 2015), and The Creative Spark: How Imagination Make Humans Exceptional (Dutton 2017). Key recent articles include 'Naturecultural encounters in Bali: Monkeys, Temples, Tourists, and Ethnoprimatology'Œ in Cultural Anthropology and 'The new biological anthropology: bringing Washburn's new physical anthropology into 2010 and beyondŒ' in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. Current research projects include the ethnoprimatology of Singapore, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human nature(s), and an evaluation of the roles of cooperation, community, and niche construction in human evolution.

In 2018, Professor Fuentes delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh. The lectures are entitled "Why We Believe: Evolution, Making Meaning, and the Development of Human Natures" and available for viewing online.

Connect

Department of Anthropology
296 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
afuentes@nd.edu
Webpage

Selected Publications

Projects

Evolution of Wisdom Human Distinctiveness Humility, Wisdom, and Grace in Deep Time

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