The Editors

Our team of managing editors is on a mission to create a world-class biological anthropology introductory textbook that is 100% open and free. We envision eliminating the need for students to purchase a pricey biological anthropology introductory textbook by providing a no-cost option that is high-quality, adaptive, and on the cutting edge. We hope to serve as a role model for other subjects and disciplines by contributing to the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement.

Our team of managing editors consists of committed anthropology educators from all over the nation. We’re all members of the Society for Anthropology in the Community Colleges (SACC) and were emboldened by SACC’s success with Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, the first OER cultural anthropology textbook of its kind. We aim to replicate the success of Perspectives in the field of biological anthropology.

Beth Shook, PhD, is Lecturer of Anthropology at California State University, Chico. She serves on her campus’ Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Advisory Board.

Email: BAShook [at]

Katie Nelson, PhD is Instructor of Anthropology at Inver Hills Community College. She serves as the chair of the Teaching Anthropology Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association and as Online Content Editor of the Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal.

Email: kanelson [at]

Kelsie Aguilera, MA is Assistant Professor of Anthropology within the University of Hawai’i System at Leeward Community College. She serves on her campus’ OER committee and serves on the Executive Board of SACC as treasurer.

Email: kelsieag [at]

Lara Braff, PhD is an Instructor of Anthropology at Grossmont College. She serves as an OER Coordinator on her campus.

Email: Lara.Braff [at]