Melvin Konner teaches anthropology and behavioral biology at Emory University. His MD and PhD are from Harvard, where he also taught. He did field research for two years among !Kung San (Bushman) hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari in Botswana.
His eleven books include The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit, Why the Reckless Survive, and Other Secrets of Human Nature, The Evolution of Childhood, and most recently, Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has written for Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and many other publications. He has testified twice at U.S. Senate hearings related to health care. His website is www.melvinkonner.com.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Why Be Good?
A response to “What are the connections between culture and conscience?”
Find out more about Melvin Konner's research and publications at his personal website.
The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit
In this book Melvin Konner draws from biology, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy to investigate the roots of human behavior.