I am a biocultural anthropologist, human behavioral ecologist, and anthropological demographer with interests in marriage, family, kinship, parental investment, fertility, mortality, and inequality. I have conducted field research on the economics of marriage and parental investment in urban South India, the causes of rapid fertility decline in rural Bangladesh, and the effects of market integration on wealth, social networks, and health in rural Bangladesh.

Research Interests

Human Behavioral Ecology; Anthropological Demography; Evolutionary Demography; Fertility; Parental Investment; Marriage; Kinship; Inequality; India; Bangladesh


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2005
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Washington, 1996
  • B.A., Anthropology, Biology minor, University of New Orleans, 1994