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Christopher D. Lynn

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama

I am a biocultural medical anthropologist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. I co-host "The Sausage of Science" podcast for the Human Biology Association and have a blog titled "Trance, Tattoos, Religion, and Sex: Cheap Thrills Through Evolution" for the EvoS Studies network. I am the director of an elementary school outreach program for holistic anthropology called Anthropology Is Elemental. My research interests are cultural impacts on health and cognitive evolution and recent projects related to various ways humans reduce cognitive load of awareness and tattooing and immune response. I work in the Samoas and with the Pacific diaspora community. Finally (but first in my life), I am father, husband, soccer coach, supper-cooker, dog-dad, Crimson Tide fan, gardener, woodworker, and so on to keep from being idle.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama


  • 2009 
    University of Alabama, PhD / Anthropology