Nathaniel J. Dominy

Academic Appointments
  • Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology

  • Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Professor, Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society (EEES) Graduate Program

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I am an anthropologist and evolutionary biologist. I study the behavior, ecology, and functional morphology of humans and nonhuman primates. My research philosophy is to integrate tropical fieldwork with mechanical, molecular, and isotopic analyses in order to better understand how and why adaptive shifts occurred during primate evolution.


Silsby, Room 405A
HB 6047




  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1998
  • Ph.D. University of Hong Kong, 2001
  • Postdoc: University of Chicago, 2002-2004

Selected Publications

  • 2021-24

  • Shapiro MD, Dominy NJ, Kardon G, Letsou A (2024) Science at Sundance 2024. Science 383:1052-1056. (doi: 10.1126/science.ado5075)

  • Hobaiter C, Dominy NJ (2024). Eve of extinction. Nature Ecology & Evolution 8:846-847. (doi: 10.1038/s41559-024-02359-y)

  • Dominy NJ, Hobaiter C, Harris JM (2023). Reindeer and the quest for Scottish enlichenment. i-Perception 14(6):1-6. (doi: 10.1177/20416695231218520)

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