Alex Hill

Biography:

Alex received his professional training in biological anthropology at Penn State and was a member of the lab for six years, initially as a graduate student, more recently as a postdoc, and throughout as a hominin interested in our primate heritage. His focus is behavioral biology, particularly the role of sexual selection in humans and nonhuman primates. In his dissertation research he explored the influence of sexual selection on vocalizations among anthropoid species, assessed the relative contributions of mechanisms of sexual selection in shaping current human phenotypes, and examined the voice as a possible biomarker for developmental stability. He also enjoys teaching very much and served as a lecturer in the Penn State Department of Anthropology through 2015. Alex currently lives in Seattle, where he is on the anthropology faculty at the University of Washington.