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Sarah B. Hrdy

Sarah B.  Hrdy

Professor Emerita

PhD, Harvard University, 1975


  1. Radcliffe College, A.B. (summa cum laude), 1969
  2. Harvard University, Ph.D. (Anthropology), 1975
  3. Honorary Doctorate (Science), Harvard University, June 4, 2009.
  4. Honorary Doctorate (Humanistics), University of Humanistics, Utrecht, January 29, 2009.
  5. Honorary Doctorate (Humane Letters), Willamette University, May 16, 2010.


Significant and Recent Publications:

1999 - Mother Nature: A history of mothers, infants and Natural Selection. New York: Pantheon. 1999. (A BOMC Alternative Selection; Selected by Publisher's Weekly and by Library Journal as one of Best Books of 1999; chosen as a finalist for PEN USA West 2000 Literary Award for Research Nonfiction.) Translations: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Polish.

2010 - Myths, monkeys and motherhood: An intellectual autobiography. In Lee Drickamer and Donald Dewsbury (eds.), Leaders in Animal Behavior: The Second Generation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 343-344. Available online.

2009 - Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-03299-3.

2005 - The 92nd Dahlem Workshop Report, "Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis." Edited by C. S. Carter, L. Ahnert, K. E. Grossmann, S. B. Hrdy, M. E. Lamb, S. W. Porges, and N. Sachser. ©MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-03348-8.