Morgan Hoke

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

429 University Museum


My research focuses on understanding the interactions between the social and biological forces that produce and reproduce inequalities across generations through mechanisms of developmental plasticity, immune function, human energetics, and nutritional health. I am a biocultural anthropologist with an active field and laboratory research program. My current research is situated in the community of Nuñoa located in the southern Peruvian Andes and employs both ethnographic and biological methodologies to explore the determinants of infant growth and health in a community undergoing rapid economic and nutritional transition.



Ph.D. Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2017; MPH: Northwestern University, 2017; BA: Anthropology & Hispanic Studies, Columbia University, 2008.

Office Hours

Tuesday 1-3, Wednesday 3:30-5

Research Interests

Biocultural Anthropology, Human Biology, Public Health, Growth, Nutrition, Developmental Plasticity, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Political Economy of Health, Social Inequalities in Health, Global Health, Intergenerational Perspectives, High Altitude Adaptation, the Andes.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

ANTH 143 Being Human: Biology, Culture, and Human Diversity 

ANTH 244 Disease and Human Evolution

ANTH 249 Evolutionary Medicine 

ANTH 359 Nutritional Anthropology

ANTH 444 Human Growth and Development

ANTH 733 Colloquium: Food


Axilrod Faculty Fellow - Population Studies Center (PSC)



Faculty Status