Benjamin Campbell

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-6250
 Sabin Hall 125C


PhD, Biological Anthropology, Harvard University, 1990
MA, Anthropology, Harvard University, 1986
MA, Zoology, Indiana University, 1983
BA, Biology, Indiana University, 1982

Courses Taught

Anthro 301 – Human Evolution and Variation
Anthro 404 – Human Evolutionary Physiology
Anthro 406 – Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease
Anthro 407 – Neuroanthropology

Research Narrative

My research falls in the general area of the human life history; the evolutionary study of the human life course. I take a biocultural and evolutionary approach centered on hormones as important modulators of human biology and behavior. My studies of the male life course among Turkana and Ariaal pastorals have been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, research among adolescent boys, by NIH. I am currently working to extend my research to hunter-gatherers, as well as pastoral nomads and industrialized populations; and to middle childhood as well as puberty and aging. In addition to my work on life history, I maintain an active interest in neuroanthropology, the study of the brain and culture. I have also supervised graduate students working on a number of different topics, including primates and science education.

Other Relevant Activities

Co-organizer, Human Migration Conference, University of Kansas, March 1 & 2, 2010

Selected Publications

Nguyen, T., Wud, M., Lewd, J., , Albaugh, M., N, J, Fonov, V. S., Collins, D. L., Campbell, B. C., Booij, L., Herba, C., Monnier, P., Ducharme, S., & McCraken, J. T. (2017, September). Dehydroepiandrosterone may impact working memory by shaping cortico-hippocampal structure covariance during development. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, 110-121.
Dunk, R. R., Petto, A., Wiles, J., & Campbell, B. C. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Multifactorial Analysis of Acceptance of Evolution. Evolution Education and Outreach, 10(4).
Dunk, R., Petto, A., Mayer, G., Campbell, B., & (2015, September). Seasonality of Conceptions in Captive Rhesus Macaques. International Journal of Primatology, 36, 855-860.
Barone, L., Andrew, P., & Campbell, B. C. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Predictors of Evolution Acceptance in a Musem Population. Evolution, Education and OutReach, 7, 23.
Campbell, B. C. (2012). Stone Age Body Image: Male Embodiment and Vitality in Subsistence Societies. The Encultured Brain: An Introduction To Neuroanthropology, 237-259.
Campbell, B. C., Gray, P. B., & Radak, J. (2011). In the Company of Men: Quality of Life and Social Support Among the Ariaal of Northern Kenya. Cross-Cultural Journal of Gerontology, 26, 221-237.
Campbell, B. C. (2011). Adrenarche in Comparative Perspective. American Journal of Human Biology, 23(1), 44-52.
Campbell, B. C. (2011). Adrenarche and Middle Childhood. Human Nature, 22, 327-349.
Campbell, B. C., & Garcia, J. R. (2009, November). Neuroanthropology: Evolution and Emotional Embodiment. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, 1(Article 4), 1-6.