Bock, John

Bock, John
California State University, Fullerton

I am an anthropologist interested in the interface of biology and culture, and as a result my work is implicitly transdisciplinary. I use a theoretical perspective grounded in a branch of evolutionary ecology called life history theory to focus on five main research areas:

  • Parental investment and child development in a cross-cultural, socioecological perspective
  • Family and household demography
  • Health, and especially the relationship between access to resources and health outcomes among indigenous and minority peoples
  • The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
  • The effects of economic development, globalization, market incorporation, and integration into national level political, economic, and social institutions on indigenous and minority peoples in North America, Africa, and elsewhere.