KURT WILSON portrait
  • PhD Researcher, Anthropology Department
  • Postdoc Paid Direct, Geography Department

Research Summary

I am interested in understanding human-environment interactions during climatic change with a particular focus on how human behaviors and local ecologies influence dietary change, inequality, territoriality, cooperation, and defense. I work in the Central Andes, particularly PerĂº, and western North America where I apply statistical, geospatial, digital, and agent based modeling techniques to ethnographic, palaeoecological, and archaeological data. For more see: https://wilsonkurt.github.io/


  • PhD, Anthropology: Archaeology, University of Utah
  • M.A., Anthropology, Iowa State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, Iowa State University
  • M.Ed., Higher Education, Iowa State University
  • B.A., History, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Recent & Ongoing Research

For an overview of my recent and ongoing research, please see https://wilsonkurt.github.io/.