Allison Cleveland, Research Assistant to Jean-Jacques Hublin (MA, University of Illinois)
After earning a B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston (1998), I completed an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2001). Following the completion of my degree at Illinois, I worked as a Research Associate at LABS of Virginia, a non-human primate facility in SC. While in South Carolina, my work focused on non-human primate behavior, and specifically:
My current (dissertation) research focuses on learning through social interaction, and the adaptive components of mother-infant relationships across cultures.
- The evolution of early hominid trading systems, using capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) as a behavioral model
- The complex relationships between physiology and life history; and, specifically relationships among monoamines, hormones, parenting behavior, reproductive success, and social interactions among macaque social groups