Alan H. Goodman

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Alan H. Goodman is a biological anthropologist and the author/editor of numerous publications, including Building a New Biocultural Synthesis (1999), Genetic Nature/Culture (2003), 978-0-8493-2720-9 The Nature of Difference (2006), and "Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition" (2012). He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, was a postdoctoral fellow in international nutrition at the University of Connecticut, and a research fellow in stress physiology at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

Career[edit]

He served as president of the American Anthropological Association from 2005 to 2007 and has been an important contributor to many of the organization's projects, including RACE: Are We So Different?. He is also the author of the companion book (2012) for the project. He has been a professor of anthropology at Hampshire College since 1985 where he is a former dean of the School of Natural Science, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty.[1] He is a founding member of the Five College Consortium "Culture, Health and Science " program and currently teaches courses in Hampshire's School of Natural Science, including Human Variation: Race, Science, and Politics, and Sex, Death and Teeth: Life Stories Recorded in Teeth.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

His books include:

  • AH Goodman, Y Moses, and JL Jones. (2012). Race: Are We So Different? Wiley-Blackwell, est. 286 pages.
  • DL Dufour, AH Goodman and G Pelto (eds.). (2012). Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on

Food and Nutrition, 2e. (Oxford University Press, 544 pages.

  • J. Jones, M.M. Overvbey, AH Goodman, C. Mukhopadhyay, Y. Moses and A Beckrich. (2007). RACE: A

Teacher’s Guide for Middle School. American Anthropological Association, Arlington, VA, 68 pages.

  • G. Ellison and A. Goodman (eds.) (2006). The Nature of Difference: Science, Society and Human Biology.

Taylor and Francis, London.

  • AH Goodman and TL Leatherman (eds.). (1998). Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic

Perspectives on Human Biology. University of Michigan Press.

His recent articles include:

  • J Farrell, D Amarasiriwardena, AH Goodman and B Arriaza. (2013). Bioimaging of trace metals in ancient

Chilean mummies and contemporary Egyptian teeth by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). "Microchemical Journal" 106:340-346.

  • TL Leatherman and AH Goodman. (2011). Critical Biomedical Approaches in Medical Anthropology. In. M.

Singer and P Ericson (eds.) "A Companion to Medical Anthropology". Wiley-Blackwell. pp 29–48.

  • TL Leatherman, AH Goodman and Tobias Stillman. (2010). Changes in Stature, Weight and Nutritional Status

with Tourism-Based Economic Development in the Yucatan Economics and Human Biology 8(2):153- 158.

  • AE Dolphin and AH Goodman. (2009). Maternal Diets, Nutritional Status, and Zinc in Contemporary Mexican

Infants’ Teeth” Implications for Reconstructing Paleodiets. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140:399-409.

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