Professor of Anthropology
Chair of Anthropology

Augustin Fuentes

B.A., UC Berkeley, 1989
M.A., UC Berkeley, 1991
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1994

Areas of Expertise: Cooperation and bonding in human evolution; Ethnoprimatology and multispecies anthropology; Evolutionary theory; Public perceptions of, and interdisciplinary approaches to, human nature(s)


  • Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology (2006)
  • (co-editor with C. Campbell, K.C. MacKinnon, M. Panger, and S. Bearder) Primates in Perspective (2006)
  • (co-editor with Catherine Panter-Brick) Health, Risk and Adversity (2008)
  • Evolution of Human Behavior (2009)
  • Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature (2012)

Recent articles: 

  • Visala, A. and Fuentes, A. (2015) "Human Nature(s): Human Nature at the Crossroad of Conflicting Interests," Theology and Science
  • Wilcox, J.J.S., Lane-DeGraff, K.E., Fuentes, A. & Hollocher , H. (2014) "Comparative community-level associations of helminth infections and microparasite shedding in wild long-tailed macaques in Bali, Indonesia Parasitology DOI:10.1017/S0031182014001462
  • Fuentes, A. (2014) "Human evolution, niche complexity, and the emergence of a distinctively human imagination," Time and Mind 7(3):241-257 DOI:10.1080/1751696X.2014.945720
  • Deane-Drummond, C. and Fuentes, A (2014) "Human Being and Becoming: Situating Theological Anthropology in Interspecies Relationships in an Evolutionary Context," Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 1(3):251–275 DOI10.1628/10.1628/219597714X14025664303164 4-AF
  • Lane-deGraaf, K.E., Fuentes, A. & Hollocher, H. (2014) "Landscape genetics reveal fine-scale boundaries in island populations of Indonesian long-tailed macaques," Landscape Ecology 29(9) DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0069-0
  • Fuentes, A. (2014) "Hyper-cooperation is deep in our evolutionary history and individual perception of belief matters Religion," Brain & Behavior 4(3):19-25 DOI:10.1080/2153599X.2014.928350
  • Fuentes, A. (2014) "Feedback, group-level processes, and systems approaches in human evolution," Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37(3):259 – 260 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13002860
  • Brotcorne, F, Maslarov, C, Wandia, IN, Fuentes, A, Beudels-Jamar, RC, and Huynen, M (2014) "The role of anthropic, ecological, and social factors in sleeping site choice by long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)," American Journal of Primatology DOI:10.1002/ajp.22299
  • Ferdowsian, H. and Fuentes, A. (2014) "Harms and deprivation of benefits for nonhuman primates in research," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 35(2):143-156 DOI 10.1007/s11017-014-9288-2
  • Malone, N., Wade. A.H., Fuentes, A., Riley, E., Remis, M., and Jost-Robinson, C. (2014) "Ethnoprimatology: critical interdisciplinarity and multispecies approaches in anthropology," Critique of Anthropology 34(1):8-29
  • Lane-deGraaf, KE, Arta Putra, IGA Wandia, IN, Rompis, ALT, Hollocher, H, and Fuentes, A (2014) "Human behavior and opportunities for parasite transmission in communities surrounding longtailed macaque populations in Bali, Indonesia," American Journal of Primatology 76(2):159-167DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22218
  • Lute, M. Hollocher, H., and Fuentes, A. (2013) "Aggression and Peripheralization in Subadult Male Long-tailed Macaques in Singapore," Acta Ethologica DOI: 10.1007/s10211-013-0173-1
  • Lane-deGraaf, KE, Kennedy, RC, Niaz Arifin, SM, Madey, GR, Fuentes, A and Hollocher, H (2013) "A test of agent-based models as a tool for predicting patterns of pathogen transmission in complex landscapes," BMC Ecology 13:35 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-35
  • Fuentes, A. (2013) "Evolutionary perspectives and transdisciplinary intersections: A roadmap to generative areas of overlap in discussing human nature," Theology and Science 11 (2):106–129,

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