About John P. Ziker
Dr. John Ziker is a Professor with the Department of Anthropology. Since 1992 Dr. Ziker has conducted field research in Siberia, mainly on the topics of indigenous land tenure and economy. Other on-going research initiatives examine food-sharing networks and demographics in that region. In addition to extensive research activities, Dr. Ziker has published in a variety of journals including the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, Anthropology News, and Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Most recently, Dr. Ziker served as the Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at the University of Calgary.
Honors and Awards
- 2011 - Boise State University Foundation Scholar Research/Creative Activity Award Finalist
- 2006-2009 National Science Foundation, Continuing Grant: Home, Hearth, and Household in the Siberian and Northern Canada
- 2009-2010 Fulbright Visiting Chair in North American Studies at the University of Calgary
- 2016 Foundation Scholar Award - Research and Creative Activity, Boise State University Founation
- Medical Anthropology
- Sex and Gender: An Ethnological Approach
- Synchronic Methods in Anthropology
Microdemographics and Indigenous Identity in the Central Taimyr Lowlands
Indigenous Peoples and Demography: The Complex Relation between Identity and Statistics (2011)
Identity systems in indigenous and small-scale societies are known to include kinship and marriage systems, exchange networks and larger solidarities, ...
Conference Presentations (6)
Reproductive Decision Making in Ust’-Avam, Siberia: Fertility Decline as ...
27th Annual Conference of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society (2015)
Like many former Soviet and Eastern European countries, the Dolgan and Nganasan community of Ust’-Avam, Siberia, experienced a rapid decline ...
Food Sharing Networks, Variation in Capital, and the Evolution of ...
112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (2013)
Social networks of Siberian hunter-fisher-trappers are analyzed with independent social and economic variables. The analysis is relevant to hypotheses about ...
Violent Death in Northern Siberia: Application of Evolutionary Hypotheses
Third Annual Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy Forum, [Salt Lake City, UT] (2009)
Ust-Avam is an indigenous community of 500 individuals north of the Arctic Circle on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia (Russia). ...
"Food Distribution Among Hunter-Gatherers in Northern Siberia: Tests of Evolutionary ...
Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (2007)
Empirical data on food procurement and distribution combined with socio-demographic information on givers and recipients in a community of indigenous ...