William H. Durham

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William H. Durham is an American biological anthropologist, and Bing Professor in Human Biology, at Stanford University.[1]


William Durham earned a B.A. at Stanford University, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a master’s and PhD.

He has studied the demography, genetics, and resource management of the San Blas Kuna of Panama, El Salvador and Honduras, and deforestation in Mexico, Central, and South America.[2]

He is currently Editor of the Annual Review of Anthropology.[3]



  • Durham, William H. (1979). Scarcity and Survival in Central America. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-1000-8. William H Durham.
    • Escasez y sobrevivencia en Centroamérica: orígenes ecológicos de la guerra del fútbol, UCA Editores, 1988, ISBN 978-84-8405-108-4
  • Durham, William H. (1991). Coevolution: Genes, Culture, and Human Diversity. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-2156-1. (reprint 1992, ISBN 978-0-8047-2156-1)
  • Michael Painter; William H. Durham, eds. (1995). The Social Causes of Environmental Destruction in Latin America. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-06560-8.
  • Arthur P. Wolf; William H. Durham, eds. (2005). Inbreeding, incest, and the incest taboo: the state of knowledge at the turn of the century. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-5141-4.
  • Amanda Stronza; William H. Durham, eds. (2008). Ecotourism and Conservation in the Americas. CABI. ISBN 978-1-84593-400-2.