Luke Glowacki,

Principal Investigator

glowacki 'at' psu 'dot' edu

CV here

I am faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University and am an Associate of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. 


As a scientist, my work seeks to integrate the social, biological, and psychological sciences to produce robust predictive explanations of human phenomena. As a human, I'm driven to understand the diversity of human experiences and the range of phenomenology we're capable of.  

I occasionally write non-academic pieces such as these on terrorism, violence, and life in the field. My research has been covered by media outlets including Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times among others. I also serve on the editorial boards of the journals Human Nature and American Anthropologist

You can find a copy of my current CV here and Google Scholar page here. I’m always interested in talking to motivated scholars interested in these issues, so please feel free to get in touch.

Research Assistants

William Buckner, UC Davis

William Buckner is a student at UC Davis studying evolutionary anthropology. He has written for  Quillette and Nautilus and blogs at William is interested in studying factors that promote or inhibit conflict and cooperation across cultures. He spends most of his time reading ethnographies, and he can play the flute...poorly. 

Natalie is an entomologist by training who now manages human studies research. Prior to working in biobehavioral health, she researched grassland leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) ecology and diversity at Oklahoma State University.

Natalie Gahm, Penn State University

Affiliated Graduate Students


Thomas Flint,

Harvard University

Joon Hwang,

Penn State University

Primary Collab​orators

Manvir Singh

Manvir Singh,

Harvard University

Sergey Gavrilets, ​

University of Tennessee

Sergey Gavrilets
Sam Mehr

Sam Mehr, 

Harvard University

Rose McDermott

Rose McDermott, 

Brown University 

Alice Baniel

Alice Baniel, Stony Brook University

Hannes Rusch, ​

Philipps-University Marburg

Zach Garfield, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

Richard Wrangham

Richard Wrangham, 

Harvard University