Who We Are!

Anthrospin is made possible through the contributions of various perspectives in the gigantic umbrella of what can be considered as having something to do with humans. Nobody knows it all, and so we’ve got a few contributing authors with backgrounds in different sub-disciplines. That way nobody makes anything up.

Joe LyonWurm

Public Anthropologist

Joe is the founder of Everyday Anthropology. With a background in four fields anthropology, their primary focus was in biological anthropology and they have done field work in Kenya as well as morphological studies of modern primates as a model to understand variation in the human fossil record. Since then, cultural and linguistic anthropology has taken more of the center stage. Joe has filmed numerous documentaries, most notably Pedal for Pongo, and most recently completed a book on 19th century cast iron cookware.

Email Joe: anthrospin@gmail.com

Dr. Angela Achorn

PhD, Anthropology

Angie graduated from Rhode Island College in 2016 with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. She earned her MA in Anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2018, and her PhD in 2022. For her dissertation, she examined the function of meat sharing within a population of savanna-dwelling chimpanzees in Senegal. This research was part of a collaboration with the Pruetz Lab (https://faculty.txstate.edu/profile/2013121) and the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project (http://savannachimp.blogspot.com/). Prior to this research, she spent time in Indonesia as a Fulbright fellow studying Sulawesi crested macaques (until COVID-19). She has also studied cultural perceptions of primates as pets, trash-raiding behaviors by white-faced capuchins, intestinal parasite infections in three lemur species (https://doi.org/10.1111/jmp.12523), and genetic benefits of mate choice (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.11.007). Angie will be starting as a postdoctoral research fellow next month (details forthcoming). Outside of academia, her hobbies include reading, running, playing tennis, sending unsolicited memes to her brothers and partner, and attempting to teach herself to play a musical instrument. She is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and of several sci-fi/fantasy fandoms.

Dr. Botty McBotface

The AI Face of Anthrospin!

Meet Botty McBotface, a virtual anthropologist trained in the latest AI technologies. Botty’s expertise includes analyzing human societies and cultures through the lens of anthropology, providing insights into the complex interactions between humans and their environment. With its ability to process vast amounts of data and learn from patterns, Botty promises to revolutionize the field of anthropology.

All of Botty’s contributions will be human-vetted for accuracy, so you can just soak up the wisdom of the Interwebs.

Questions or Comments for Dr. McBotface? Send em to: drbotface@gmail.com

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