Nathaniel J. Dominy

Academic Appointments
  • Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology

  • Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Connect with Us

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

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

  • Williams HJ, Sridhar VH, Hurme E, Gall GE, Borrego N, Finerty GE, Couzin ID, Galizia CG, Dominy NJ, Rowland HM, Hauber ME, Higham JP, Strandburg-Peshkin A, Melin AD (2023). Sensory collectives in natural systems. eLife 12:e88028. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.88028)

  • Grathwol F, Roos C, Zinner D, Hume B, Porcier SM, Berthet D, Cuisin J, Merker S, Ottoni C, Van Neer W, Dominy NJ, Kopp GH (2023). Adulis and the transshipment of baboons during classical antiquity. eLife 12:e87513. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.87513)

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