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2023. Mattison, Siobhán M., Neil MacLaren, Chun-Yi Sum, Ruizhe Liu, Mary K. Shenk, Tami Blumenfield, Mingjie Su, Hui Li, and Katherine Wander. Market integration, income inequality, and kinship system among the Mosuo of China. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 1-34. (link to article)


2022. Mattison, Siobhán M., Neil G. MacLaren, Chun-Yi Sum, Mary K. Shenk, Tami Blumenfield, Katherine Wander. Does gender structure social networks across domains of cooperation? An exploration of gendered networks among matrilineal and patrilineal Mosuo Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 3782021043620210436. (link to article)

2022. Ruth, Alissa, Kate Woolard, Jessica Hardin, Thurka Sangaramoorthy, Amber Wutich, H. Russell Bernard, Alexandra Brewis, Melissa Beresford, Cindi SturzSreetharan, Bryan Brayboy, Francois Dengah, Lance Gravlee, Greg Guest, Krista Harper, Pardis Mahdavi, Siobhán M. Mattison, Mark Moritz, Rosalyn Negrón, Barbara Piperata, Jeff Snodgrass, Rebecca Zarger. Teaching Ethnographic Methods: The State of the Art. Human Organization, 81(4): 401-412. (link to article)

2022. Mattison, Siobhán M., Logan Gin, Allistair A. Abraham, Megan Moodie, Feranmi Okanlami, Katherine Wander. Community Voices: Broadening Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine among Persons with Disabilities, Nature Communications, 13, 7208. (link to article)

2022. Lynch, Robert, Susie Schaffnit, Rebecca Sear, Richard Sosis, John Shaver, Nurul Alam, Tami Blumenfield, Siobhán M. Mattison, and Mary K. Shenk. Religiosity is associated with greater size, kin density, and geographic dispersal of women’s social networks in Bangladesh. Nature: Scientific Reports, 12 18780. (link to article)

2022. Wander, Katherine, Masako Fujita, Siobhán M. Mattison, Margaret Duris, Megan Gauck, Tesa Hopt, Katherine Lacy, Angela Foligno, Rebecca Ulloa, Connor Dodge, Frida Mowo, Ireen Kiwelu, Blandina T. Mmbaga. Tradeoffs in milk immunity: Appropriate and misdirected milk immune activity and infant infectious disease risk. Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 295–304. (link to article)

2022. Mattison, Siobhán M.^, Darragh Hare^, Neil G. MacLaren, Adam Reynolds*, Chun-Yi Sum, Mary K. Shenk, Tami Blumenfield, Mingjie Su*, Hui Li, and Katherine Wander. Context specificity of “market integration” among the matrilineal Mosuo of Southwest China. Current Anthropology (^co-first author). (link to article

2021. Brewis, Alexandra, et al. Biocultural strategies for measuring psychosocial stress outcomes in field-based research. Field Methods, 33(4):315-334. (link to article)

2021. Sznajder, Kristin, et al. Husband's labor migration accelerates the nutrition transition among left-behind wives in rural Bangladesh. Globalization and Health. (link to article)

2021. Mattison, Siobhán M., Neil G. MacLaren, Adam Z. Reynolds*, Ruizhe Liu*, Gabrielle D. Baca*, Peter M. Mattison*, Meng Zhang, Chun-Yi Sum, Mary K. Shenk, Tami Blumenfield, Christopher von Rueden, and Katherine Wander. Gender differences in social networks based on prevailing kinship norms in the Mosuo of China. Social Sciences. (link to article)

2021. Sum, Chun-Yi, Tami Blumenfield, Mary K. Shenk, and Siobhán M. Mattison. Hierarchy, Resentment, and Pride: Politics of Identity and Belonging among Mosuo, Yi, and Han, in Southwest China. Modern China. (link to article)

2021. Shenk, Mary K., et al. Social support, nutrition, and health among women in rural Bangladesh: complex tradeoffs in alloparenting, kin proximity, and social network size. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B: (link to article)

2021. Mattison, Siobhán M., Chun-Yi Sum, Adam Z. Reynolds*, Gabrielle D. Baca*, Sara Niedbalski*, Ruizhe Liu*, Meng Zhang, Lige Liu, Lin Wei*, Mingjie Su*, Hui Li, Tami Blumenfield, Mary K. Shenk, and Katherine Wander. A transition from patriliny to matriliny and back again: persistent identity and flexible kinship in the ethnic Mosuo of Southwest China. Matrix: A Journal of Matricultural Studies: 2(1), 90-117. (link to article)

2020. Reynolds, Adam Z.*, Katherine Wander, Chun-Yi Sum, Mingjie Su*, Melissa Emery Thompson, Paul L. Hooper, Hui Li, Mary K. Shenk, Kathrine E. Starkweather*, Tami Blumenfield, Siobhán M. Mattison. Matriliny reverses gender disparities in inflammation and hypertension among the Mosuo of China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (link to article) ALT METRIC > 400

2020. Wander, Katherine, Mingjie Su*, Peter M. Mattison*, Christopher C. Witt, Tami Blumenfield, Mary K. Shenk, Hui Li, and Siobhán M. Mattison. High altitude adaptation mitigates risk for hypertension and diabetes-associated anemia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (link to article) EDITOR'S CHOICE

2020. Scelza, Brooke A., Sean P. Prall, Tami Blumenfield, Alyssa N. Crittenden, Michael Gurven, Michelle Kline, Jeremy Koster, Geoff Kushnick, Siobhán Mattison, Elizabeth Pillsworth, Mary K. Shenk, Kathrine Starkweather, Jonathan Stieglitz, Chun-Yi Sum, Kyoko Yamaguchi, and Richard McElreath. Patterns of paternal investment predict cross-cultural variation in jealous response. Nature Human Behaviour. (link to article)


2019. Siobhán M. Mattison. Residence patterns. For the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships: an Interdisciplinary Approach (MEIFR). (link to entry)

2019. Mattison, Siobhán M., Mary K. Shenk, Melissa Emery Thompson, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, and Laura Fortunato. Preface: The evolution of female-biased kinship in mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B: (link to article)

2019. Mattison, Siobhán M. Robert J. Quinlan, and Darragh Hare*. The expendable male hypothesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. (link to article)

2019. Koster, Jeremy, Dieter Lukas, David Nolin, Eleanor Power, Alexandra Alvergne, Ruth Mace, Cody Ross, Karen Kramer, Russell Greaves, Mark Caudell, Shane Macfarlan, Eric Schniter, Robert Quinlan, Siobhán M. Mattison, Adam Reynolds*, Chun-Yi Sum*, Eric Massengill*. Kinship ties across the lifespan in human communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. (link to article)

2019. Borgerhoff Mulder, Monique, Mary Towner, Ryan Baldini, Bret Beheim, Heidi Colleran, Michael Gurven, Karen Kramer, Siobhán M. Mattison, David Nolin, Brooke Scelza, Eric Shniter, Rebecca Sear, Mary K. Shenk, and Eckart Voland. Differences between Sons and Daughters in the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. (link to article)

2018. Blumenfield, Tami, Chun-Yi Sum, Mary K. Shenk, and Siobhán M. Mattison. Poverty alleviation and mobility in southwest China: Examining effects of market transition and state policies in Mosuo communities. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. (link to article)

2018. Mattison, Siobhán M., Adam Z. Reynolds, and Katherine Wander. Human Life Histories are Flexible, Not Fixed. Archives of Sexual Behavior. (link to article)

2018. Mattison, Siobhán M., Edmond Seabright, Adam Z. Reynolds, Jingzhe Cao, Melissa J. Broan, and Marcus W. Feldman. Adopted daughters and adopted daughters-in-law in Taiwan: A mortality analysis. Royal Society Open Science. (pdf)

2018. Mattison, Siobhán M., Cristina Moya, Adam Z. Reynolds, and Mary Towner. Evolutionary demography of age at last birth: Integrating approaches from human behavioral ecology and cultural evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. (pdf)

2018. Spray, Julie, Bruce Floyd, Judith Littleton, Susanna Trnka, and Siobhán M. Mattison. Social group dynamics predict stress variability among a classroom of New Zealand children. Homo. (link to article)

2017. Mattison, Siobhán M. Male Provisioning Hypothesis. Enclyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. (link to article

2016. Mattison, Siobhán M., Bret Beheim, Bridget Chak, and Peter Buston. Offspring sex preferences among patrilineal and matrilineal Mosuo in Southwest China revealed by differences in parity progression. Royal Society Open Science. (pdf)

2016. Mattison, Siobhán M. and Rebecca Sear. Modernizing evolutionary Anthropology. Human Nature. (link to article)

2016. Mattison, Siobhán M., Eric Alden Smith, Mary K. Shenk, and Ethan Cochrane. The evolution of inequality. Evolutionary Anthropology. (link to article)

2016. Siobhán M. Mattison. Matrilineal and matrilocal systems. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. (link to article)

2015. Mattison, Siobhán M., Emily Brunson, and Darryl Holman. Palmar creases: classification and relationship to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Collegium Anthropologicum. (link to article)

2015. Mattison, Siobhán M. Avant-propos. In: The Na of Lijiazui, Pascale-Marie Milan (Au.) 

2015. Mattison, Siobhán M., Katherine Wander, and Katherine Hinde. Breastfeeding over two years is associated with longer birth intervals, but not measures of growth or health, among children in Kilimanjaro, TZ. American Journal of Human Biology. (link to article)

2015. Mattison, Siobhán M., Melissa J. Brown, Bruce Floyd, and Marcus W. Feldman. Adoption does not increase the risk of mortality among Taiwanese girls in a longitudinal analysis. PLoS ONE. (link to article)

2014. Mattison, Siobhán M., Brooke Scelza, and Tami Blumenfield. Paternal investment and the positive effects of fathers among the matrilineal Mosuo of Southwest China. American Anthropologist 116(3):591-610. (link to article)

2013. Wander, Katherine and Siobhán M. Mattison. The evolutionary ecology of early weaning in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 280(1768):20131359. (link to article)

2013. Mattison, Siobhán M. and Dawn B. Neill.  The effects of residential ecology on patterns of child work and mother’s reproductive success among Indo-Fijians. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(3):207-15. (link to article)

2012. Mattison, Siobhán M. Book Review: Strathern, Andrew and Pamela Stewart. Kinship in Action: Self and Group. The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 121:95-96. (pdf)

2012. Mattison, Siobhán M., Mary K. Shenk and Raymond Hames. Evolutionary approaches to kinship and family. Anthropology News. (link to web article)

2011. Shenk, Mary K. and Siobhán M. Mattison. The rebirth of kinship: Evolutionary and quantitative approaches in the revitalization of a dying field. Human Nature, 22:1-15. (pdf)

2011. Mattison, Siobhán M. Evolutionary contributions to solving the “matrilineal puzzle”: a test of Holden et al. 2003. Human Nature, 22:64-88. (pdf)

2010. Fournier, Janice, Cara Lane and Siobhán M. Mattison. Understanding UW students’ technology needs. Report for UW Information Technology. (pdf


2010. Mattison, Siobhán M. The economic impacts of tourism and erosion of the visiting system among the Mosuo of Lugu Lake. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 11(2):157-174. (pdf)

2008. Mattison, Siobhán M. Cultural exchange in the Red River Basin. Anthropology News. 49(3): 4-5. (pdf)

2004. Cully, Siobhán M. and Thomas D. Seeley. Self-assemblage formation in a social insect: the protective curtain of a honey bee swarm. Insectes Sociaux. 51: 317-324. (pdf)

2003. Cully, Siobhán M. Description of a self-assemblage: the mechanisms of formation and functional significance of curtain formation on a honey bee swarm cluster. Cornell University Undergraduate Honors Thesis. (Upon Request)

2002. Spain, Charles V., Scarlett, Jan., and Cully, Siobhán M. When to neuter dogs and cats: a survey of New York State veterinarians’ practices and beliefs. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 38: 482-488. (pdf)

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