University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology




Rebecca M. Stumpf Phd

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Center for African Studies

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Contact

  • Office:
    Department of Anthropology
    607 S Mathews Ave.
    M/C 148
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Phone: (217)333-8072
  • Email: rstumpf@illinois.edu

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Office Hours

  • by appt.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Adolescent Development
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Microbe-host interactions
  • Ape Social Behavior and Endocrinology
  • Comparative Sexuality and Reproduction
  • Evolution of mating systems
  • Sexual Selection
  • The Role of Microbes on Preterm Birth
  • Evolutionary mechanisms
  • Primate evolution
  • Conservation

Education

  • 2004 State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY Doctor of Philosophy, Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences
  • 1998 State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY Masters Degree, Anthropological Sciences
  • 1990 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. Bachelors Degree

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2011 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Anthropology
  • 2008-2009 Center for Advanced Study Fellowship
  • 2010-2011 Irwin C. Gunsalus Scholar
  • 2005 Arnold O. Beckman Research Award
  • 2004 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
  • 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois
  • 2004 President's Award for Outstanding Dissertation, SUNY - Stony Brook

Grants

Courses

  • ANTH 102: Human Origins and Culture
  • ANTH 143/HDFS 143: Biology of Human Behavior
  • ANTH 243: The Natural History and Social Behavior of the Great Apes
  • ANTH 258/GWS 258: Sex in Nature and Culture
  • ANTH 343: The Biology and Behavior of Women
  • ANTH 443/IB 428: Primate Form and Behavior
  • ANTH 437: Primate Behavioral Endocrinology
  • ANTH 515RS: Graduate Seminar - Sexual Selection
  • ANTH 515RS: Graduate Seminar - Primate Field Methods
  • ANTH 515RS: Graduate Seminar - The Evolution of Human Sexuality and Behavior

Publications

Books

  • Primates in Perspective, 2nd Edition. Ed. Christina J. Campbell, Agustin Fuentes, Katherine C. MacKinnon, Simon K. Bearder, and Rebecca M. Stumpf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

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