Carmen Hové

Carmen Hové
Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara

I'm a second-year graduate student in the Integrated Anthropological Studies (IAS) wing of the UCSB anthropology department and I hold a B.S. in Applied Human Biology from Seattle Pacific University. Broadly speaking, my research interests exist at the intersection of reproductive ecology, ecological immunology, and evolutionary medicine. I am specifically interested in assessing 1) how immune function changes across the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, and throughout lactation, 2) how these patterns may vary between populations, and 3) how anthropological data can be used to further inform medical practices and public policy.


Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

Regents in the Disciplines Fellowship: Fall 2015, $59,784

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: Spring 2016, $138,000


AS Anderson, B Trumble, C Hove, TS Kraft, H Kaplan, M Gurven, AD Blackwell. 2019.
"Old Friends and Friendly Fire: Potential Costs of Fetal Tolerance among Tropical Horticulturalists in a Hookworm-Endemic Environment"
American Journal of Human Biology. DOI:10.1002/ajhb.23337