Alan Goodman, professor of biological anthropology, teaches and writes on the health and nutritional consequences of political-economic processes such as poverty, inequality, and racism. His current research includes projects on malnutrition in Mexico and Egypt, and the stresses of slavery in New York.
Before coming to Hampshire, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and was a postdoctoral fellow in international nutrition at University of Connecticut and a research fellow in stress physiology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
Goodman previously served as Hampshire’s Dean of Faculty and the President of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). He continues to co-direct the AAA’s public education project on race (understandingrace.org).
School of Natural Science
Recent and Upcoming Courses
NS-0359: Research in Nutrition and Pollution (Spring 2014)
NS-0233: Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (Spring 2014)
NS-0123: Human Variation: Race, Science, and Politics (Fall 2013)
NS-137T: Sex, Death and Teeth: Life Stories Recorded in Teeth (Fall 2013)