J. Patrick Gray

Professor Emeritus


PhD, Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder

Courses Taught

Anthro 400 - Human Sociobiology
Anthro 568 - Introduction to Anthropological Statistics
Anthro 768 - Topics in Advanced Research Design in Anthropology


Holocultural research, sociobiology, methodology, and religion.

Other Relevant Activities

Co-editor of the World Cultures journal
Coordinator, Graduate Studies UWM Department of Anthropology

Selected Publications

Turner, T. R., Cramer, J. D., Nisbett, A., & (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). A comparison of adult body size between captive and wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) on the island of St. Kitts. Gray, J. P. (Ed.). Primates, 57(2), 211-220.
Danzy, J., Gaetano, T., Gray, J. P., Grobler, P., Lorenz, J., Freimer, N., Schmidt, C., & Turner, T. R. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Variation in scrotal color among widely distributed vervet monkey populations (Chlorocebus aethiops pygerythrus and Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). American Journal of Primatology, 75(7), 752-762.
Gray, J. P. (1999). A Corrected Ethnographic Atlas. World Cultures, 10(1), 24-136.
Gray, J. P. (1996). Is the Standard Cross-Sample Biased? A simulation study. Cross-Cultural Research, 30(4), 301-315.
Silverberg, J., & Gray, J. P., eds. (1992). Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primates. New York: Oxford University Press.
Gray, J. P. (1985). Primate Sociobiology. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press.
Gray, J. P., & Wolfe, L. D. (1982). Sociobiology and Creationism: Two Ethnosociologies of American Culture. American Anthropologist, 84(3), 580-594.
Gray, J. P., & Wolfe, L. D. (1980). Height and sexual dimorphism of stature among human societies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 53(3), 441-456.