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Barbara J. King

Anthropologist, Author

Barbara J. King is an anthropologist and author. For 28 years she taught biological anthropology, primate behavior, and human evolution at the College of William and Mary. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is the author of six books, including Evolving God, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat, and How Animals Grieve. For 6 years she contributed weekly to NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos & Culture blog, and her work has appeared also in The Best American Science & Nature Writing, Scientific American, the Atlantic, Aeon, and Undark. She’s a frequent guest on radio (and once in a while TV), reads as much as she possibly can, and writes book essays for the TLS and the Washington Post.

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