My friend and colleague (Noah Snyder-Mackler) at the University of Pennsylvania invited me to give a talk this week on my dissertation research titled: “The Social Bonds of Bachelor Geladas”. The talk is a combination of two (at least) of my upcoming data chapters that I’m hoping to submit for publication. This is the first time I’ll be presenting a significant portion of my dissertation research to a non-Michigan audience, so I’m getting quite anxious.
After UPenn, I’m headed to Portland for the American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting. In Portland, I’ll be giving a poster at the Friday “Primatology” session titled: “Bachelor Gelada Association Patterns: Implications for Multi-level Societies.” I’m debating tweeting both of these events to some degree, and I’m sure my Paleo-friends will be doing the same (@ZCofran and @Cvans). I really like feedback on posters, so come see my poster!
Finally, I’m starting to get my lesson plans together for my summer course (July-Aug) on sexual selection in primates and humans. It will be my first time teaching in over 2 years, and the first time I’m designing a course of my own. More excitement and nervousness to follow.