Agustín Fuentes

Princeton University
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology and Archaeology

Agustín Fuentes is a leading evolutionary anthropologist who studies primate behavior, cooperation and creativity in human evolution, ethnoprimatology, evolutionary theory, race/racism, and interdisciplinary approaches to human nature. Integrating biological and sociocultural anthropology, he has pioneered approaches to studying human evolution that emphasize the combined roles of creativity, cooperation, conflict, and imagination. In scholarly and popular writing, he has examined the details and data of human biological and behavioral variation to directly combat myths of race and sex. By doing so, he has illustrated how, why, and where racism and sexism promulgate false and damaging notions of ‘human nature’ and the naturalness of discrimination.

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