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Kathrine Starkweather

kesc99@mail.missouri.edu

I am a PhD student from Lincoln, Nebraska. I received my Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska in 2010 where I wrote my thesis entitled "A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry." In 2011, I conducted pilot research among the Shodagor river nomads of Matlab, Bangladesh and will return to the field in Fall 2013 to begin my dissertation project among the Shodagor. This project will examine the roles of Shodagor men and women as they relate to economic production and parenting. My academic interests include human behavioral ecology, life history theory, marriage, and parental investment.

Publications

Starkweather, Kathrine E. and Hames, Raymond (2012). A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry. Human Nature, 23: 149-172.

Shenk, Mary K., Starkweather, Kathrine, Kress, Howard C., and Alam, Nurul (2013). Does Absence Matter? A comparison of three types of father absence in rural Bangladesh. Human Nature. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s12110-013-9160-5

Presentations

Starkweather, Kathrine E. and Hames, Raymond (2011). A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France.

Starkweather, Kathrine E. and Hames, Raymond (2011). A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry. American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Shenk, Mary K., Starkweather, Kathrine, Kress, Howard C., and Alam, Nurul (2013). Does Absence Matter? A comparison of three types of father absence in rural Bangladesh. American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Grants & Fellowships

2012

The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Foreign Language Areas Studies Fellowship, SASLI, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2011

National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Graduate Students (REG) Award

Awards

Best Student Paper, Evolutionary Anthropology Society, "A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry" given at American Anthropological Association meetings, 2011, Montreal, Quebec

Positions Held

Student Representative, Evolutionary Anthropology Society (a section of the American Anthropological Association), 2012-2014

News Articles about my Research

Dreger, Alice.  February 1, 2013.  When Taking Multiple Husbands Makes Sense.  The Atlantic online. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/when-taking-multiple-husbands-makes-sense/272726/