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Kristin Snopkowski

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Kristin R. Snopkowski
Associate Professor
Phone: (208) 426-3055


Office: Hemingway Building, Room 114
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PhD Assistantship opportunity in Human Behavioral Ecology, click here for more information.


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of New Mexico
M.S., Anthropology, University of New Mexico
B.S., Computer Science, Cornell University


Kristin Snopkowski received her PhD from the University of New Mexico, with a focus on human behavioral ecology.  For her dissertation, she conducted fieldwork in Bolivia interviewing women about their reproductive histories to understand how they made reproductive decisions.  Dr. Snopkowski worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a post-doctoral research fellow examining the effect of kin availability on reproductive decisions among women in Thailand and Indonesia.  Her current work explores the evolution of reproductive decision-making, sexual conflict, intergenerational cooperation and conflict, and the evolution of menopause.

She (along with Dr. Kathryn Demps) run the Endocrinology of Social Relationships lab group. In this lab, students learn how to analyze salivary cortisol and testosterone to answer questions about the interaction of social relations and endocrine responses.


Human behavioral ecology, evolutionary demography, fertility transition, life history theory, kinship, behavioral endocrinology


Endocrinology of Social Relationships


-Biological Anthropology
-Human Behavioral Ecology
-Human Evolutionary History and Development
-Statistical Methods in Anthropology
-Senior Practicum-Portfolio
-Kinship and Social Organization