Research Professor, Anthropology Department
Professor, Anthropology Department
- Co-Director of the Health, Society and Policy Program.
09/2003 - present.
Honors & Awards
- Distinguished Professor.
University of Utah ,
- Elected to National Academy of Sciences.
National Academy of Sciences,
- Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award.
University of Utah ,
In the Media
- 'Vengeance' Bites Back at Jared Diamond by Michael Balter. Science 324(5929). 10/15/2009.
- A Conversation with Pauline Wiessner: Where Gifts and Stories are Crucial to Survival. New York Times Science 05/26/2009. 05/26/2009.
- 2014 Campfire stories may have spurred early societal learning. LA Times, Sept. 23 2014
- 2014 Fireside tales. The Economist. September 20 2014. 09/2014.
- Why light bulbs have undone family ties, Times of London, Sept. 23 2014. 09/2014.
- 2014 Campfires Helped Inspire Community Culture. Alison Gopnik, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2014. 08/2014.
- Turning from War to Peace in Papua New Guinea by Elizabeth Culotta, Science Magazine, vol. 337, September 28, 2012. 09/28/2012.
- Gifts v. Gunfire: Utah anthropologist studies how tribal customs halt wars by Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune, September 27.
- In New Guinea Peace comes with a Price by Bruce Bower, Science News, September 27, 2012. 09/27/2012.
- Pauline Wiessner. Anthropologist Brings Worlds Together.
Science Magazine (AAAS). 08/13/2010.
- Smith, E. A., Hill, K., Marlowe, F. W., Nolin, D., Wiessner, P., Gurven, M., Bowles, S., Mulder, M. B., Hertz, T., & Bell, A. (2010). Wealth transmission and inequality among hunter-gatherers. Current Anthropology, 51(1), 19-34. February. 02/2010.
- Wiessner, P. W. (2002). Vines of complexity - egalitarian structures and the institutionalization of inequality among the Enga. Current Anthropology, 43(2), 233-69. 04/2002.
- Wiessner, P. W. (1998). On network analysis: the potential for understanding (and misunderstanding) !Kung Hxaro. Current Anthropology, 39(4), 514-7. 08/1998.
- Wiessner, P. W. (1998). On emergency decisions, egalitarianism, and group selection. Current Anthropology, 39(3), 356-8.