Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson

Robin  Nelson
Robin Nelson is a biological anthropologist who utilizes evolutionary theory in studies of human kinship, social behavior, and health outcomes. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Skidmore College. She came to this post following time at the University of California, Riverside, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Laboratory of Human Biology at Northwestern University. Her current research explores the growth and development of children living in state-sponsored residential childcare facilities. She examines what happens to the social lives and physical growth of children when the home, as it is articulated culturally in West Indian communities, is not available to them. When she is not investigating families and health, she is working to expand conversations about safety and equity in field research as a member of the #SAFE13 research team. You can find her on twitter: @rgairnelson, where she discusses everything from science to parenthood.

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