Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014–17)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., New York University
Marc Kissel’s research focuses on the biological and social origins of humans. He is interested in human evolution and in applying mathematical models, genetic data, and anthropology to questions about our evolutionary history. He contributed to the Evolution of Wisdom and Human Distinctiveness projects. He has also engaged in archaeological work in France, Spain, and Germany.
Fuentes, Agustín, Marc Kissel, Rahul Oka, Susan Sheridan, Nam Kim, and Matthew Piscitelli (2017). "The CLASH model lacks evolutionary and archeological support." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40, E85 (2017).
Fuentes, Agustín, and Marc Kissel. "Human Evolutionary History and Contemporary Evolutionary Theology Provide Insight when Assessing Cultural Group Selection." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39 (2016): 25–6.
Fuentes, Agustín, Marc Kissel, and Jeffrey Peterson. "Semiose in der Evolution von Primaten und Menschen." In Geschaffen nach ihrer Art: Was unterscheidet Tiere und Menschen?, edited by Ulrich Beuttler, Hansjörg Hemminger, Markus Mühling, and Martin Rothgangel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017.
Kissel, Marc. "What Can Anthropology Say About the Evolution of Human Wisdom?." In The Evolution of Human Wisdom, edited by Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes, 25–46. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2017.
Kissel, Marc, and Agustín Fuentes. "A Database of Archaeological Evidence for Representational Behavior." Evolutionary Anthropology 26.4 (2017): 149–50.
Kissel, Marc, and Agustín Fuentes. "From Hominid to Human: The Role of Human Wisdom and Distinctiveness in the Evolution of Modern Humans." Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 3.2 (2016): 217–44.
Kissel, Marc. "How Did Hominins Become Human?" In Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys, edited by Agustín Fuentes and Celia Deane-Drummond. Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, 2019.