University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
To shed light on common misconceptions about human behavior, especially in the areas of race, sex, and aggression, anthropologist Agustín Fuentes spends his time observing monkeys which, in turn, is another way of saying that he is observing us. Professor Fuentes is a professor at and chairperson in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, where his research on human and non-human primate interaction has enlivened the fields of social evolution, biological anthropology, and primatology. In addition to his scholarly publications, Professor Fuentes blogs at The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, “busting myths” about human nature. He is a featured explorer of the National Geographic Society and has been a guest on National Geographic Radio and many other places. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.