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Name: Leila Porter
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Anthropology
Office Phone: 815-753-5669
E-mail: lmporter@niu.edu
Expertise: Professor Porter is a biological anthropologist with particular interest in primate behavior and ecology. Her research focuses on South American monkeys, particularly the small-bodied tamarins, marmosets, and callimicos. She has studied diet, habitat use, and parental care, and is interested in the evolution of social behavior among primates. Professor Porter has on-going field research in the tropics of Bolivia, and is also involved in conservation efforts in this region. Professor Porter teaches classes in introductory physical anthropology, primatology, sex and gender in primates, and on the uses and abuses of evolutionary theory.
Topics: Primates
Last Updated: 3/13/2013