Anne Pisor

Anne Pisor
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Washington State University
Washington State University
Assistant Professor
Broom Graduate Associate


Anne Pisor completed her PhD in evolutionary anthropology in 2016. She also holds an MA in Applied Statistics from UCSB. She studies the origin and functions of extra-community relationships in humans, with a focus on three populations of Bolivian horticulturalists with whom she works. For more information, see


Fessler, D.M.T, Pisor, A.C., & Navarrete, C.D.
"Negatively-biased credulity and the cultural evolution of beliefs."
PLoS ONE 9(4): e95167. 2014. 
Pisor, A.C., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D., Kaplan, H., & Yetish, G., A.C., Gurven, M., Blackwell, A.D., Kaplan, H., & Yetish, G.
"Patterns of senescence in cardiovascular fitness: VO2max in subsistence and industrialized populations."
American Journal of Human Biology 25(6), pp. 756-769. 2013.
Pisor, A.C., & Fessler, D.M.T.
"Commentary: Importing preferences and the pitfall of overgeneralization."
Behavior and Brain Sciences, 35(1), pp. 34-35. 2012.