Melvin Konner
#15409 Overall Influence

Melvin Konner

American psychiatrist and anthropologist

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Melvin Joel Konner is an American anthropologist who is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. He studied at Brooklyn College, CUNY , where he met Marjorie Shostak, whom he later married and with whom he had three children. He earned his PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University in 1973. He spent two years doing fieldwork among the Kalahari San or Bushmen, studying infant development and the hormonal mechanism of lactational infertility. After six years on the Harvard faculty, he returned to school and received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1985. He then moved to Emory as department chair.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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#718 World Rank #356 USA Rank
Anthropology