Christopher von Rueden
Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. He studies social status in small-scale human societies. His research investigates (1) how status is acquired over the life-course, (2) the reproductive and health consequences of status, (3) how men vs. women pursue status, and (4) the effects of socio-ecological change on status inequality. His empirical work focuses on the Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of Bolivia. Additional research foci of his includes the evolution of personality, father effects on child well-being, and leadership and its role in collective action in small-scale societies.