Dr. Erin P. Riley

Erin P. Riley

Professor, Graduate Advisor, & Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
Office: AL-457 | Email: [email protected]
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Erin P. Riley teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology, anthropological primatology, and anthropological research design. She is the fomrer Graduate Advisor for the M.A. Program in Anthropology at SDSU. Drawing from primatology, conservation ecology, and environmental anthropology, her research primarily focuses on primate behavioral and ecological flexibility in the face of anthropogenic change and the conservation implications of the ecological and cultural interconnections between human and nonhuman primates. Her research, which spearheaded the field of “ethnoprimatology,” reaches multiple fields with notable publications in American Anthropologist, American Journal of Primatology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Current Zoology, and Oryx. She currently has two on-going field research projects: the behavioral ecology and ethnoprimatology of the macaque monkeys on Sulawesi, Indonesia, where she has worked for the past 15 years; and, the human–macaque interface along the Silver River in north central Florida. Riley currently serves as Program Chair for the Anthropology and Environment section of the American Anthropological Association and as a member of the Conservation Committee of the American Society of Primatologists.