Patricia Draper

Dr. Patricia Draper

Ph.D. Harvard, 1972

Professor of Anthropology

Office: 826 Oldfather Hall
Phone: (402) 472-5445
Fax: (402) 472-9642



Major Research Interests:

Hunter-gatherers, evolutionary ecology, adult development and aging, cross cultural gender roles, peoples and cultures of Africa, quantitative and qualitative methods.

Recent and Representative Publications:

Draper, Patricia
2007 Doing cross cultural research in teams and the search for the "culture proof" variable. Menopause 14(4):680-687.

Draper, Patricia, and Nancy Howell
2006 Changes in co-survivorship of adult children and parents: Ju/'hoansi (!Kung) of Botswana in 1968 and 1988. Senri Ethnological Studies 70.:81-100.

Draper, Patricia, and Christine Haney
2005 Patrilateral bias among a traditionally egalitarian people: Ju/'hoansi naming practice. Ethnology 44(3):243-259.

Draper, Patricia, and Nancy Howell
2005 The growth and kinship resources of !Kung children. In Hunter-gatherer children. B. Hewlett and M. Lamb, eds. pp. 262-281. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Hames, Raymond, and Patricia Draper
2004 Women's work, child care and helpers at the nest in a hunter-gatherer society. Human Nature 15(4):319-341.

Draper, Patricia, and Raymond Hames
2000 "Birth order, sibling investment and fertility among the Ju/'hoansi (!Kung)". Human Nature 11(2):117-156.

Draper, Patricia
1999 "Room to Maneuver: !Kung women Cope with Men". In To Have and to Hit: Cultural Perspectives on Wife Beating. D. A. Counts, J. K. Brown, and J. C. Campbell, eds. pp. 53-72. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Courses Taught:

Anthropology 482/882: Field Methods in Ethnography
Anthropology 477/877: Hunters and Gatherers
Anthropology 410/810: Anthropology of Women and Men
Anthropology 417/817 History of Anthropological Theory