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Brad R. Huber

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology




Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Dissertation: "Category Prototypes and the Reinterpretation of Household Fiestas in a Nahuat-Speaking Community of Mexico" (University Microfilms: Ann Arbor, Michigan 86-00658).

M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University


Research Interests

  • Human Behavior and Evolution
  • Comparative Social Organization
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mesoamerica
  • Evolutationary Approaches to Kinship, Birth and Marriage

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 201:  Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 325: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • ANTH 340: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 342: Human Behavior and Evolution
  • ANTH 491:  Research Methods
  • ANTH 499:  Bachelor's Essay

Honors and Awards

Initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, September 4, 2012.

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Charleston, April 14, 2008.

Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition for Leadership as a Mentor in the 2004 Summer Undergraduate Research program at the College of Charleston, April 21, 2005.

Honored for Teaching Excellence, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. 2005, 1998.

Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Initiatives Promoting Undergraduate Research in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Charleston, 2002.

Apple for the Teacher Award, College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1986.


Publications

Publications in Refeered Journals

Fiona Jordan and Brad R. Huber (Co-editors). Special Journal Issue entitled, “Evolutionary approaches to cross-cultural anthropology” Cross-Cultural Research, scheduled to be published May 2013.

Brad R. Huber, William F. Danaher, and William L. Breedlove. “New Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Marriage Transactions”. Cross-Cultural Research, 45(4): 339-375, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1069397111402466.

Brad R. Huber. “Continuity between pre- and postdemographic transition populations with respect to grandparental investment,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(1): 28-29, 2010.

Brad R. Huber and William L. Breedlove. “Evolutionary Theory, Kinship, and Childbirth in Cross-Cultural Perspective,” Cross-Cultural Research, 41(2):196-219, 2007. DOI: 10.1177/1069397106298261.

Publications of Book Chapters

Brad R. Huber. “The Nahua,” In Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember (eds.), Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World’s Cultures, Volume II: Cultures. Pp. 863-872, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2004.

Brad R. Huber. “Introduction,” In Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom (eds.), Mesoamerican Healers, Pp. 1-18. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, October 2001.

Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom. "The Recruitment, Training, and Practice of Midwives from the United States-Mexico Border to the Gulf of Tehuantepec," In Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom (eds.) Mesoamerican Healers, Pp. 139-178. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, October 2001.

Other completed research and unpublished circulated working papers

Brad R. Huber, Alan R. Sandstrom, and Antonio Toribio Martinez. Transformations in the Recruitment, Training, and Practice of Midwives in a Nahuat-Speaking Community of Mexico” (unpublished circulated working paper).

Brad R. Huber, Vendula Linhartova, and Dana Cope. Measuring Paternal Certainty Using Cross-Cultural Data. World Cultures, 15(1): 48-59, 2004.

Brad R. Huber, Vendula Linhartova, Dana Cope, and Mike Lacy, Evolutionary Theory and Birth-Related Investments by Kin in Cross-Cultural Perspective, World Cultures, 15(1): 60-78. 2004.

Books

Mesoamerican Healers. Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom (eds.) Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2001.