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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de

Katherine Starkweather

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig  

Phone: +49 341 3550 304
Email: kathrine_starkweather@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Office: level 1, room u1.12

Personal webpage:
kathrinestarkweather.weebly.com

 

I am a Human Behavioral Ecologist and Cultural Anthropologist interested in the interactions that take place within the human pair bond regarding parental investment and household economics. I primarily use quantitative methods to answer questions about human behavior in these realms. I also study how the health and reproductive outcomes of parental and economic behaviors. I work with the Shodagor of rural Bangladesh who are a semi-nomadic, boat-dwelling group living in unique ecological circumstances that influence how parents work together to allocate time to childcare and economic production and how they rely on help from others. I am also interested in marriage patterns, particularly polyandry, and have examined the prevalence of polyandry around the world.