Rick Smith

Dr. Rick Smith is a postdoctoral fellow with the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. He is also a research affiliate with the Indigenous STS Lab and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research is centered around the ways that social and political power structures shape human biology in both ancient and contemporary societies, studying the genetic and epigenetic effects of social violence and political transformation across the rise and decline of ancient states and contemporary social inequalities arising from histories of settler colonialism.