Jean Ensminger

California Institute of Technology

Jean Ensminger, Professor of Anthropology at the California Institute of Technology, will write a book on the relationship between a society’s economic complexity and the altruism of its people, using data she collected from nomadic Kenyans and comparing them to urban Americans. Her work will explore how a person’s social network and access to information affects their willingness to trust others. She will also work on a project on the role that social and economic power play in changing social norms in a community.

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