Minhua Yan

IHO Affiliated Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Student Information

Graduate Student
Anthropology
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduate Student
Anthropology
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Minhua Yan is a second year evolutionary anthropology PhD student working with Robert Boyd and Sarah Mathew. Prior to joing School of Human Evolution and Social Change at ASU, she studied animal behavior ecology and computational biology and Cornell. 

She is interested in explaining human evolution and human cultural transmission patterns with mathematical models, field data and lab experiments. Her current projects focus mainly on norms-- how a norm following psychology first emerged; whether humans are intrinsically attarcted to certain norms and if so, why; how different forms of norms shift, etc.