SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lectures

Cooperation incarnate: From human sharing to the evolution of multicellularity

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  • Athena Aktipis
  • Assistant Professor in Psychology, Arizona State University; Co-Director of The Human Generosity Project; Co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer 
  • Lecture Date: 2018-04-20

Athena Aktipis (BA Reed College, PhD University of Pennsylvania) is a cooperation theorist, theoretical evolutionary biologist, and cancer biologist, working at the intersection of these fields. Dr. Aktipis is the author of the forthcoming book Princeton University Press "Evolution in the flesh: Cancer and the transformation of life.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship SeriesView all the SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lectures in Anthropology

Since 2016, the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences has sponsored bringing a prominent expert in the fields of Africana studies, anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, Latino and Caribbean studies, political science, psychology, and sociology to present a public lecture and participate in seminars, workshops, and Q&As within the department for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.