Faculty Bio

Gwen Broude

Professor of Cognitive Science

Gwen Broude earned her B.A. in anthropology from Hunter College and her M.A. and Ph.D.in social anthropology from Harvard University. She has been at Vassar College since 1976, teaching courses in developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and cognitive science on a regualr basis. Her research interests include the application of evolutionary theory to human mind and behavior. She is currently working on a book that explores the implications of human evolutionary history for life in contemporary society. Her other interests include cross-cultural psychology and cognitive science.