HEB Faculty


Christopher Boehm

Professor of Biological Sciences
Co-Director

Contact Information
E-mail: cboehm1@msn.com
Phone: (213) 740-0524
Office: AHF B45a

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
 

Biographical Sketch

Christopher Boehm received his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard in 1972, and was later trained in ethological field techniques (1983). He has done field work with Navajos, Montenegrin Serbs, and wild chimpanzees, focusing on questions of morality and evolution. He is the author of four books, one of which has been republished twice, and has had major research grants from the H. F. Guggenheim and John Templeton Foundations. He also has won the Stirling Prize in Psychological Anthropology, and has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the School of Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His current research centers on the evolution of the human conscience, and on social selection as an agency for the development of altruistic behavior in humans. As Director of the Goodall Research Center he is creating a multi-media interactive database focusing on the social and moral behavior of world hunter gatherers.

Education

  • B.A. Philosophy, Antioch College, 1/1959
  • M.A. Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1/1970
  • Ph.D. Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1/1972

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology; Director, the Goodall Research Center, University of Southern California, 2011-2012   

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Boehm is a cultural anthropologist with a subspecialty in primatology, who researches conflict resolution, altruism, moral origins, and feuding and warfare. Specific interests include evolutionary theory including social selection and group selection conscience origins, evolution of political behavior in apes and humans, language evolution, and the role of rational decisions in evolutionary process. He has done field research with Navajos and tribal Serbs, and also with wild chimpanzees. In conjunction with the Jane Goodall Research Center at USC, he is presently creating a database to further the evolutionary study of hunter-gatherer social and political behavior.
    Research Keywords
    Evolutionary Theory, Moral Origins, Political Anthropology, Primatology, Feuding and Warfare
    Research Specialties
    Evolutionary anthropology; political anthropology.
    Detailed Statement of Research Interests

     Research interests are evolutionary and include working with social selection models to explain altruism. I am developing a database on Late Pleistocene Appropriate foraging societies with social and political behaviors coded in detail. Eventually this database will be made public. General research interests include morality, conflict resolution,cooperation, social control, feuding and warfare. Currently my research focus is on group punishment as a mechanism of genetic selection that aids in the evolution of altruism because it punishes both classical free-riders (cheaters) and also bullies, whose free-riding potential is even stronger.

    Funded Research

    Contracts and Grants Awarded
    • Study of Free-Rider Suppression among Hunter-Gatherers; develop hunter-gatherer database. (John Templeton Foundation), Christopher Boehm, $200,000, 01/01/2012-08/02/2014  
    • Cross-Cultural Survey of Altruistic Behavior (Templeton Foundation), Christopher Boehm, $100,000, 07/01/2003-06/30/2006  
    • Evolution of Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness (John Templeton Foundation), Christopher Boehm, David Sloan Wilson, $200,000, 06/01/1998-05/30/2000  

    Proposals Submitted
    • Templeton: Biology of Human Uniqueness Initiative, submitted, Christopher Boehm, $200,000, 2010-2011   
    • Notre Dame Science of Generosity Initiative, rejected, Christopher Boehm, $150,000, Spring 2010   
    • Notre Dame Science of Generosity Initiative, Rejected, Christopher Boehm, $384,000, Fall 2009   
    • Templeton Foundation, rejected, Christopher Boehm, $165,000, Spring 2009   
    • School of Advanced Research, rejected, Christopher Boehm, Polly Wiessner, $12,000, Fall 2008   

    Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

    • Santa Fe Institute, Invited expert, Social Science Division and Biological Sciences Division
    • School of Advanced Research, Santa Fe, Seminar evaluator
    • USC Goodall Research Center, Director

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Conference Organizer [with Richard Wrangham]", Evolutionary Perspectives on Warfare, Lecture/Seminar, UCSD, San Diego, CARTA, Invited, 04/01/2014-04/03/2014  
    • "The Hunter-Gatherer Potential for War and Peace", Evolutionary Perspectives on Warfare, Lecture/Seminar, UCSD, San Diego, CARTA, Invited, 04/01/2014-04/03/2014  
    • "Free-Rider Suppression and the Evolution of Human Altruism", Public Lecture at Cal Tech, Lecture/Seminar, Pasadena, Skeptics Society, Invited, 09/30/2012  
    • "Moral Evolution and Two Types of Social Selection", Lecture to Stern School of Business, NYU, Lecture/Seminar, New York City, NYU, Stern School of Business, Invited, 09/27/2012-09/29/2012  
    • "Conscience Origins", Conference on the Evolution of Morality, Lecture/Seminar, Erice, Sicily, International School of Ethology, Invited, 06/17/2012-06/21/2012  
    • "Altruism and the Notorious Free-Rider", Conference on Consilience: Evolution in Biology, the Human Sciences, and the Humanities, Keynote Lecture, Paper, St. Louis, University of Missouri, Invited, 04/15/2012-04/18/2012  
    • "Social Selection: the Role of Free-Rider Suppression", Symposium on Cultural Neuroscience, Lecture/Seminar, University of Michican, Department of Neuroscience, Invited, 09/01/2011-09/02/2011  
    • "Human Altruism: The Result of Two Types of Social Selection", CARTA private lecture; meeting on The Evolution of Human Altruism, Lecture/Seminar, San Diego, Jonas Salk Institute, Invited, 03/05/2011-03/08/2011  
    • "Social Selection Versus the Notorious Free-Rider", CARTA public lecture: The Evolution of Human Altruism, organized by CARTA, Lecture/Seminar, San Diego, Jonas Salk Institute, Invited, 03/05/2011-03/08/2011  
    • "Blood Revenge Among Mobile Foragers", Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Talk/Oral Presentation, Charleston, 02/16/2011-02/20/2011  
    • "A Natural History of Social Selection. ", Symposium on Cultural Neuroscience, Keynote Lecture, University of Michican, Ann Arbor 2010., Randolph Nesse, Invited, Fall 2010   
    • "Defining the Evolutionary Conscience", Darwin in Perspective, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Harvard University, Hilary Putnam, Chair, Templeton Foundation, Invited, Fall 2010   
    • "A Darwinian Perspective on Conscience Origins", Evolution of the Conscience, Lecture/Seminar, Paper, Santa Fe, New Mexico, John Templeton Foundation, Invited, 05/09/2010-05/12/2010  
    • "Conference Organizer", Evolution of the Human Conscience, Organized 12 person three-day conference, Santa Fe, NM, Templeton Foundation, Invited, 05/03/2010-05/06/2010  
    • "Sanctions and Rewards in the Natural History of Morality. ", AAAS Meetings, in Symposium on Celebrating Darwin at 200: Explaining How Human Morality Evolved. , Talk/Oral Presentation, Chicago, AAAS, Invited, Fall 2009   
    • "Gossip Among Tribal Serbs in Montenegro. ", Society for Cross-Cultural Research , Talk/Oral Presentation, Albuquerque, NM, Spring 2009   
    • "Female Hunters in the Pleistocene? ", Society for Scientific Anthropology, Talk/Oral Presentation, New Orleans, 2008  
    • "Sanctioning Selection as an Explanation for the Evolution of Indirect Reciprocity and Altruism. ", Symposium on Analytical Perspectives, Conference on the Golden Rule in World Religions, Lecture/Seminar, Paper, Bard College, Jacob Neusner, Invited, 2008  
    • "Sanctions and Rewards in the Natural History of Morality. ", AAAS Meetings, Symposium on Celebrating Darwin at 200: Explaining How Human Morality Evolved. , Talk/Oral Presentation, Chicago, Douglas Allchin, Invited, 2008  
    • "Sanctioning Selection, Lower-Level Teleology, and the Evolution of Self-Control. Paper presented in Symposium on Evolutionary Approaches ", Society for Cross-Cultural Research Meetings,, Talk/Oral Presentation, San Antonio , Fall 2007   
    • "Hunter-Gatherer Political Hierarchy: Egalitarian Behavior and Collective Action. ", Seminar on Economic Theory, Talk/Oral Presentation, Santa Fe Institute, Sam Bowles, Invited, 2007  
    • "A Biocultural Evolutionary Exploration of Supernatural Sanctioning. Paper presented to Conference on the Evolution of Religion, Honolulu 2006.", Conference on the Evolution of Religion, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Honolulu, Orion Foundation, Invited, Spring 2007   
    • "Sanctioning Selection, Lower-Level Teleology, and the Evolution of Self-Control. ", Invited paper presented in Symposium on Evolutionary Studies, Society for Crosscultural Research, Sa, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, San Antonio, Orion Foundation, Invited, 02/21/2007-02/24/2007  
    • "The Uses of Supernatural Sanctioning among Hunter Gatherers ", Conference on the Evolution of Religion (sponsored by Orion Institute)., Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Honolulu, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Invited, 01/02/2007-01/06/2007  
    • "Methods of Triangulation to Pleistocene Hunting Traditions. ", Seminar on Paleolithic Social Organization, Talk/Oral Presentation, Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Institute funded Seminar on Paleolithic S, Invited, 2005-2006   

    Other Presentations
    • "Hunter-Gatherer Political Hierarchy", Seminar on Economic Theory, Santa Fe Institute, Social Sciences Division, Santa Fe, Spring 2007   

    Other Research

    • Used hunter-gatherer database to evaluate the role of capital punishment as a type of social selection: study resulted in conference presentation and article in Behaviour., Spring 2013   
    • Full-time research in connection with Templeton grant. Research on free-riding behavior., Fall 2012   
    • Full time research associated with Templeton grant. Submitted methodological article on hunter-gatherer database to Human Nature., Spring 2012   
    • Submitted Moral Origins book manuscript to Basic Books and it was accepted. Submitted article to Science, with rejection. Submitted revised article to Human Nature. Article submitted to Behavioral and Brain Science was rejected after revisions. Supervised coding and data extraction from hunter-gatherer database., Fall 2011   
    • Full time research under Templeton grant, prepared article for submission to Nature. Worked on Moral Origins book and on revising an article for resubmission to Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Supervised coding and data extraction from hunter-gatherer database., Spring 2011   
    • Used developing hunter-gatherer database to investigate moral sanctioning behavior. Supervised coding and data extraction from hunter-gatherer database. Evaluated grant proposal for NSF., 2009-2010   

    Publications


    Book
    • Boehm, C. (2012). Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism and Shame. New York: Basic Books.
    • Boehm, C. Moral Origins: Social Selection and the Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame. (B. J. Kelleher, Ed.). New York: Basic Books.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). Special Issue on Group Selection, for the journal Human Nature, 1999. (Christopher Boehm, Ed.).
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1998). Krvna Osveta u Crnoj Gori. Podgorica, Montenegro: CID, 1986 revised book translated into Serbian: Serbian title is Blood Revenge in Montenegro. Titograd.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1986). 1986 Blood Revenge: The Enactment and Management of Conflict in Montenegro and Other Tribal Societies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [1984 book reprinted with revisions and new title].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1984). 1984 Blood Revenge: The Anthropology of Feuding in Montenegro and Other Nonliterate Societies. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1983). 1983 Montenegrin Social Organization and Values: Political Ethnography of a Refuge Area Tribal Adaptation. New York: AMS Press.

    Book Chapter
    • Boehm, C. (2013). The Biocultural Evolution of Conflict Resolution Between Groups. War, War, Peace, and Human Nature. pp. 25. Oxford University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2013). Defining the Evolutionary Conscience. Understanding Moral Sentiments pp. 22. New York: Transaction Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2013). Bullies: Redefining the Human Free-Rider Problem. Consilience pp. 28. n/a.
    • Boehm, C. (2012). Bullies: Redefining the Human Free-Rider Problem. Untitled pp. 14. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2012). War, Peace, and the Evolution of Morality, Conscience, and Social Control. War, Peace, and Human Nature Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2011). Insult and Danger: Anthropology among Navajos, Montenegrin Serbs, and Wild Chimpanzees. Being There: Learning to Live Cross-Culturally pp. 25. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2011). Democracy's Pre-History. The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democrac pp. 25. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2011). Conscience Evolution: Finishing the Job that Darwin Started. Understanding Moral Sentiments from a Darwinian Pe pp. 9. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2010). Rational Pre-Selection from Hamadryas to Homo Sapiens: The Place of Decisions in Adaptive Process. The Evolution of Culture pp. 265-297. London: Ashgate.
    • Boehm, C. (2010). Democracy’s Pre-History. The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democrac
    • Boehm, C., Flack, J. (2010). The Emergence of Simple and Complex Power Structures through Social Niche Construction. In, Ana Guinote, ed., The Social Psychology of Power. London: Guilford. (Co-authored with Jessica Flack.). pp. 46-87.
    • Boehm, C. (2010). Insult and Danger: Anthropology Among Navajos, Montenegrin Serbs, and Wild Chimpanzees. Resident Aliens pp. 28. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. (2010). Rational Pre-Selection from Hamadryas to Homo sapiens: The Place of Decisions in Adaptive Process.[Originally published in American Anthropologist 80:265-296.]. The Evolution of Culture, Volume 4 pp. 31. London: Ashgate.
    • Boehm, C. (2008). 2008 How the Golden Rule Can Lead to Reproductive Success: A New Selection Basis for Alexander's "Indirect Reciprocity." In, The Golden Rule: Analytical Perspectives. B. Chilton and J. Neusner, eds. University Press of America Studies in Religion Series.
    • Boehm, C. (2008). 2008 A Biocultural Evolutionary Exploration of Supernatural Sanctioning. In, Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, E. Harris, R. Genet, C. Genet, and K. Wyman, eds., pp. 143-152. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2007). A Short History of Altruism and Health. In, The Science of Altruism and Health. [Chapter 18] S. J. Post, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2007). 2007 The Natural History of Blood Revenge. In, Feud in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. B. Poulsen and J. B. Netterström, Eds. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2005). How Did Moral Behavior Develop? In, You Decide! Current Debates in Ethics, B. Waller, ed., pp. 216-233. New York: Longmans. (Vol. NA). pp. 18. New York: Longman.
    • Boehm, C. H., Jaisson, P., Levinson, S. (2005). 2006 Interactions of Culture and Natural Selection in the Middle and Late Stone Age. In, Evolution and Culture : A Fyssen Foundation Symposium. P. Jaisson and S. Levinson, eds., pp. 79-103. Cambridge: MIT Press. I.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2004). 2004 The Prosocial Side of Moral Communities. In, Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective, P. Clayton and J. Schloss, eds., pp. 78-100. New York: Eerdmans.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2004). 2004 Large Game Hunting and the Evolution of Human Sociality. In, Origins and Nature of Sociality among Nonhuman and Human Primates. R.W. Sussman and A.R. Chapman, eds., pp. 270-287. New York: Aldine.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2002). 2002 An Ethological Perspective on World Order. In, Evolutionary Perspectives on Aggression and Its Antidotes: Research and Policy Implications. N. Dess and R. Bloom, editors. New York: Praeger.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2000). 2000 Cultural Apprenticeship and Cultural Change: Tool Learning and Imitation in Chimpanzees and Humans. In, Biology, Brains, and Behavior: The Evolution of Human Development. S. T. Parker, J. Langer, and M. L. McKinney, editors, pp. 237-277. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press. [Co-authored chapter with Patricia Greenfield, Ashley E. Maynard, and Emily Yut Schmidtling].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). 1999 Forager Hierarchies, Innate Dispositions, and the Behavioral Reconstruction of Prehistory. In, Hierarchies in Action: Cui Bono? Michael W. Diehl, editor, pp.31-58. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper No. 27. Carbondale: SIU Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). 1994 Pacifying Interventions at Arnhem Zoo and Gombe. In, Chimpanzee Cultures, edited by Richard W. Wrangham, W. C. McGrew, Frans B. M. de Waal, and Paul G. Heltne. Pp. 211-226. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1997). 1997 Egalitarian Behavior and The Evolution of Political Intelligence. In, Machiavellian Intelligence II, edited by D. Byrne and A. Whiten. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1992). 1992 Segmentary "Warfare" and the Management of Conflict: Comparison of East African Chimpanzees and Patrilineal-Patrilocal Humans. In, Us Against Them: Coalitions and Alliances in Humans and Other Animals. A. Harcourt and F. de Waal (eds). Pp. 137-173. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1992). 1992 Vocal Communication of Pan Troglodytes: Possibilities for Explaining Human Language Origins. In, The Origins of Human Language. B. Chiarelli and A. C. Ciani, eds. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1989). 1989 A Research Strategy for Studying Chimpanzee Vocal Communication in Isolation from Postural and Gestural Modes of Communication. In, Understanding Chimpanzees. Paul Heltne and Linda Marquardt, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1987). 1987 Capital Punishment in Tribal Montenegro: Implications for Law, Biology, and Social Control. In, Ostracism: A Social and Biological Phenomenon. M. Gruter and R. D. Masters, eds. New York: Elsevier.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1984). 1984 Mountain Refuge Area Adaptations. In, Cultural Adaptation to Mountain Environments. P. E. Beaver and B. L. Purrington, eds. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press.

    Book Review
    • Boehm, C. (2013). Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist, by Frans de Waal. Nature. pp. 2.
    • Boehm, C. (2012). Review article for Los Angeles Review of Books, discussing Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,. Los Angeles Review of Books. pp. 5.

    Essay
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). 1999 Introduction. In, Human Nature Volume 10: Special Issue on Altruism and Natural Selection, Christopher Boehm, guest editor.

    Journal Article
    • Boehm, C. (2013). The Moral Consequences of Social Selection. Behaviour.
    • Boehm, C. (2011). Controlling the Socially-Dominant Free-Rider; A Major Factor in the Genetic Evolution of Human Altruism. Human Nature. pp. 32.
    • Boehm, C. (2012). Ancestral Hierarchy and Conflict. Science. pp. standard science article.
    • Boehm, C. Controlling the Socially-Dominant Free-Rider; A Major Factor in the Genetic Evolution of Human Altruism. Science. pp. 15.
    • Boehm, C. (2011). A Natural History of Retaliatory Violence. British Journal of Criminology Special Issue. Vol. 51, pp. 16.
    • Boehm, C. A Darwinian Perspective on Social Selection, Conscience Evolution, and Indirect Reciprocity. Behavioural and Brain Sciences. pp. 44 pages plus Bib.
    • Boehm, C. H. Conscience Origins, Sanctioning Selection, and the Evolution of Altruism in Homo Sapiens. Current Anthropology.
    • Boehm, C. (2008). Sanctioning Selection, Lower-Level Teleology, and the Evolution of Self-Control. Journal of Cross-Cultural Research, special issue on Evolutionary Approaches in Cross-Cultural Research. Robert Quinlan, ed. Journal of Cross-Cultural Research, Special Issue on Evolutioanry Issues.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2004). 2004 What Makes Humans Economically Distinctive? A Three-Species Evolutionary Comparison and Historical Analysis. Journal of Bioeconomics 6: 109-135.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2001). 2001 Problem Solving Among Nonliterate People. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis 27:225-250.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2000). Conflict and the Evolution of Social Control, In Journal of Consciousness Studies 7:79-183, Special Issue on Evolutionary Origins of Morality; Leonard Katz, guest editor, 2000.
    • Boehm, C. H. (2000). 2000 Group Selection in the Upper Paleolithic. Journal of Consciousness Studies 7:211-215. Special Issue on Evolutionary Origins of Morality; Leonard Katz, guest editor. [Critique of Sober and Wilson, Unto Others].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1999). 1999 The Natural Selection of Egalitarian Traits. Human Nature 10: 205-252. [In Special Issue on Altruism and Natural Selection, Christopher Boehm, guest editor].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1997). 1997 Impact of the Human Egalitarian Syndrome on Darwinian Selection Mechanics. American Naturalist 150: 100-121.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1997). 1997 Hierarchy, Exchange, and the Levels of Natural Selection. Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 8:131-166.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1996). 1996 Emergency Decisions, Cultural Selection Mechanics, and Group Selection. Current Anthropology 37:763-793.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1993). 1993 Egalitarian Behavior and Reverse Dominance Hierarchy. Current Anthropology 34:227-254. [This paper won the Stirling Prize in Psychological Anthropology].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1991). 1991 Lower-Level Teleology in Biological Evolution: Decision Behavior and Reproductive Success in Two Species. Cultural Dynamics 4:115-134.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1989). 1989 Ambivalence and Compromise in Human Nature. American Anthropologist 91:921-39.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1985). 1985 Execution Within the Clan as an Extreme Form of Ostracism. Social Science Information 24:309-321.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1985). 1985 Execution Within the Clan as an Extreme Form of Ostracism. Social Science Information 24:309-321.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1984). 1984 Can Hierarchy and Egalitarianism both be Ascribed to the Same Causal Forces? Politics and the Life Sciences 1:34-37.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1983). 1983 The Evolutionary Development of Morality as an Effect of Dominance Behavior and Conflict Interference. In, Law, Biology and Culture: The Evolution of Law. M. Gruter and P. J. Bohannan, eds. Santa Barbara: Ross-Erikson. [Reprinted].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1982). 1982 A Fresh Outlook on Cultural Selection. American Anthropologist 84:105-124.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1982). 1982 The Evolutionary Development of Morality as an Effect of Dominance Behavior and Conflict Interference. Journal of Social and Biological Structures 5:413-422.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1982). 1982 Refuge Area Warrior Adaptations: Implications for the Study of Nomads. Nomadic Peoples 12:4-13.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1980). 1980 Exposing the Moral Self in Montenegro: The Use of Natural Definitions in Keeping Ethnography Descriptive. American Ethnologist 7:1-26.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1979). 1979 Some Problems with "Altruism" in the Search for Moral Universals. Behavioral Science 24:15-24.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1978). 1978 Rational Pre-Selection from hamadryas to Homo sapiens: The Place of Decisions in Adaptive Process. American Anthropologist 80:265-296.

    Magazine/Trade Publication
    • Boehm, C. The Abuse of Power. Greater Good.

    Other
    • Boehm, C. H. (1995). 1995 A Note on Scavenging by Wild Chimpanzees. Folia Primatologica 65:43-47. (Co-Authored with M. N. Muller, E. Mpongo, and C. B. Stanford).
    • Boehm, C. H. (1994). 1994 Reply to Erdal and Whiten: "On Human Egalitarianism: An Evolutionary Product of Machiavellian Status Escalation?" Current Anthropology 35:178-180. [This article by Erdal and Whiten was a critique of my 1993 article on egalitarian behavior; two authors were asked to write essays in reply].
    • Boehm, C. H. (1989). 1989 Vocal Communication of Wild Chimpanzees. Anthroquest 39:15-18.
    • Boehm, C. H. (1982). 1982 Primate Studies. Journal of Social and Biological Structures 5:410-412.

    Proceedings
    • Boehm, C. H. (1981). 1981 Parasitic Selection and Group Selection: A Study of Conflict Interference in Rhesus and Japanese Macaque Monkeys. In, Primate Behavior and Sociobiology: Proceedings of the International Congress of Primatology. A. B. Chiarelli and R. S. Corruccini, eds. Heidelberg: Springer.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • hunter-gatherer database, Coded 14 cultures for addition to a hunter-gatherer database which will be made available to scholars through USC's Jane Goodall Research Center. , 2006-2007   
    • cave art database, Prepared visual and scientific background materials on rare human figures in Upper Paleolithic cave art for interactive database to be supported by the Anthropology Department's Jane Goodall Research Center. This involved verifying dates archaeologically. , 2008-2009   
    • hunter-gatherer database, Continued coding ethnographic materials on hunter-gatherers for interactive database, focusing on North American societies., 2008-2009   
    • hunter-gatherer database, Worked with computer sciences graduate students developing architecture for Jane Goodall Research Center's hunter-gatherer database., Spring 2009   

    Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

    • Ant 300 Use of student Powerpoint presentations was substantially intensified, Fall 2011   
    • In Ant 345 all students were required to prepare numerous Powerpoint presentations, Fall 2009   

    Honors and Awards

    • Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2001-2002  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Weatherhead Fellowship, School of American Research, 1999-2000  
    • Stirling Prize in Psychological Anthropology, awarded at American Anthropological Association meetings, San Francisco: for paper on egalitarianism. , 1993-1994   
    • Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grant, 1987-1989  
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, Academic year fellowship to study moral evolution, 1984-1985   
    • Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grant, 1982-1983   
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, NEH Summer Research Fellowship., 5/5/1981-8/1/1981  
    • Awarded "Distinction" for doctoral oral examination at Harvard University, 5/15/1972  

    Service to the University

    Committees
    • Chair, Director, Jane Goodall Research Center. Includes supervision of hunter-gatherer database project; coordination with Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots Program, coordination of Jane Goodall's activities at USC [with Craig Stanford]. 2011-2014: Developing hunter-gatherer database with outside support from Templeton Foundation., 2012-2013   
    • Member, On call for University Student Grievance Committee, 2012-2013   
    • Member, USC Ambassadors, 2012-2013   

    Service to the Profession


    Conferences Organized
    • Organizer, Conscience Evolution, Santa Fe, Participants included Frans de Waal, Daniel Dennett, Jerome Kagan, Kent Kiehl, Polly Wiessner, Dan Fessler, Robert Hare, John Hare, Celia Drummond, Paul Wason, Jonathan Turner., 2009-2010   




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