Melvin Konner

Melvin Konner teaches anthropology and behavioral biology at Emory University. His MD and PhD are from Harvard, where he also taught. He did field research for two years among Kung San (Bushman) hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari in Botswana. His 11 books include The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit, Why the Reckless Survive, and Other Secrets of Human Nature, The Evolution of Childhood, and most recently, Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has written for Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and many other publications. He has testified twice at US Senate hearings related to health care. His website is