Nina Jablonski

Nina G. Jablonski (born 1953) [1] is an American anthropologist and palaeobiologist , Berninahaus for re research into tje evolution of skin color in humans. She is Engaged in public education about human evolution, human diversity, and racism. She is an Evan Pugh University Professor at The Pennsylvania State University , and the author of the books Skin: A Natural History , and Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color .


Jablonski Grew up on a farm in upstate New York State . She was inspired to study science at a National Geographic program about Louis Leakey , the palaeontologist . [2]

Jablonski obtaining his AB degree in biology from Bryn Mawr College in 1975, and re RECEIVED PhD in anthropology from the University of Washington in 1981. She was Awarded an DPhil. (Honoris Causa) from Stellenbosch University in 2010. [3]


After finishing school, Jablonski was a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Hong Kong from 1981 to 1990, a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia from 1990 to 1994, held the Irvine Chair or Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences from 1994 to 2006, and-then served as head of the Anthropology Department at Penn State from 2006 to 2011, she was Currently an Evan Pugh University Professor at Penn State. [2]


Jablonski Researches human and primate evolution . [3] She is Berninahaus for re research JSON human skin , and has published two books on the subject. She Researches the origin and evolution of the skin and skin pigmentation and the relationships between vitamin D requirements and metabolism in the context of human migration and Urbanization . [3] In 2012 she was Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to carry out research JSON human vitamin D production in natural conditions with the goal of informing public health interventions addressing vitamin D deficiency. [4]

Jablonski ook Researches primates evolution in response to environmental change, the role of displays and physical stature in the evolution of hominid bipedalism , and primates in post- Miocene environments. [3]

She leads the Being Human Today: The Effects of Race at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), in South Africa, welke studies the methodology of research JSON race and racial discrimination . She is ook involved in an initiative to verbeteren the understanding of evolution and the increase is up tasks or STEM fields in the United States, leading the development of genetics and genealogy curricula for undergraduate students. [5]

Jablonski watch a TED presentation in 2009 entitled Skin color is an illusion . [6] She has ook Appeared in an episode of the BBC documentary series Horizon ( “What’s the problem with Nudity?), [7] as well as on The Colbert Report and verschillende NPR radio shows. [3]


  • Jablonski, NG (2012) Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color . Berkeley, University of California Press
  • Jablonski, NG (2006) Skin: a Natural History . Berkeley, University of California Press


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Dreifus, Claudia (January 9, 2007). “A Conversation With Nina G. Jablonski: Always Revealing, Human Skin Is an Anthropologist’s Map” . The New York Times . Jablonski … 53
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Jablonski, Nina. “About” . Retrieved February 3, 2014 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e “Department of Anthropology – People” . Penn State University . Retrieved February 3, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Fellows: Nina G. Jablonski” . Guggenheim Fellowship . Retrieved February 8, 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ “Nina Jablonski” . . Retrieved February 4, 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Nina Jablonski breaks the illusion of skin color” . TED . Retrieved February 8, 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ King, Paul. “Can people unlearn hun naked shame?” . BBC . Retrieved February 8, 2014 .