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Anne Pusey

Duke University

Anne Pusey is the James B. Duke Professor and Chair of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. She is interested in understanding the evolution of sociality, social structure, and the patterns of competition, cooperation and social bonds in animal species, including humans. Most of her work has focused on social mammals: lions and chimpanzees. For the last twenty years she has worked almost exclusively on the long term Gombe chimpanzee project. Pusey manages the Gombe Chimpanzee Project and, through the Jane Goodall Research Institute Center at Duke, curates the data collected by Jane Goodall at Gombe, Tanzania.

Photo Credit: Ian Gilby, Gombe Chimpanzee Project