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Isabelle Sarton Miller, Senior Lecturer

Isabelle Sarton Miller photoEducation:
Masters in Biochemistry from the Université de Paris
Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology form the University Of Washington
Post doc in Biological Anthropology form the University Of Washington
Curriculum Vitae

Contact:
Email:  Isabelle.Miller@cwu.edu
Website: https://www.isabelleanthropology.com/

 

Interests & Expertise:
Bio-cultural anthropology, adaptation to extreme environments: High altitude (Altiplano of Bolivia), Arctic cold (Finland, Norway, Alaska), hot and humid (Saint Kitts, Trinidad)

Courses Taught:    

IDS 343: Origins and Results of Food Technology: The Gluttonous Human

ANTH 107:  Being Human: Past & Present

ANTH 314: Human Variation

ANTH 311: Advanced Biological Anthropology: Principles of Human Evolution

ANTH 313: Primate social behavior

ANTH 496: Independent primate study

Background:

I began teaching Anthropology and IDS classes at CWU in the Fall of 2010. My favorite class to teach is IDS 343: Origins and Results of Food Technology: The Gluttonous Human. I have a Masters degree in biochemistry from the University of Paris (France), which is very useful for discussing all sorts of good and bad chemicals that one finds in their food (IDS 343), and a Ph.D. and post-Doc in Anthropology from the University of Washington.

When I am not teaching, my passion is to do fieldwork to study various cultures and their adaptations to extreme environments, high altitude, hot and humid, freezing, or darkness (Arctic Circle). I also love to study various cultures with the stereotypes attached to these cultures and discover the origins of such stereotypes.  This helps tremendously to understand people better, and to find ways to communicate and establish strong relationships.  

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