Jonathan M. Marks
|Jonathan M. Marks|
|Born||1955 (age 58–59)|
|Organization||University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism (Nixon, Nevada)
Jonathan M. Marks (born 1955) is an American biological anthropologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Early life and education
Marks' did post-doctoral research in the genetics department at UC-Davis from 1984-1987, then taught at Yale for 10 years and Berkeley for 3, before settling in Charlotte where he is now a professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Marks published works include many scholarly articles and essays. He is an outspoken critic of scientific racism, and has prominently argued against the idea that "race" is a natural category. In Marks's view, "race" is a negotiation between patterns of biological variation and patterns of perceived difference.
Marks is also on the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Nixon, Nevada.
- Evolutionary Anthropology (1991, with Edward Staski)
- Human Biodiversity (1995) ISBN 3-11-014855-2
- What It Means to be 98% Chimpanzee (2002) ISBN 0-520-24064-2
- Why I Am Not a Scientist (2009) ISBN 0-520-25960-2
- The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology (2010) ISBN 0-19-515703-6
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