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Nina Jablonski

Department of Anthropology
Pennsylvania State University
  • 2012 and earlier
  • 2013 First Semester
  • 2014 Second Semester
  • 2015 Second Semester
  • 2016 Second Semester
  • 2017 Second Semester
  • 2018 First Semester
  • 2020 First Semester
  • 2023 First Semester
  • Permanent Visiting Fellows

Involved in these STIAS projects

Hair is one of the most distinctive features of the human species and of individual people. It protects us, and is one of our most important instruments of nonverbal communication. Enormous amounts of...
The STIAS Effects of Race project project will address major gaps in our knowledge on race thinking and racialism. The project is informed by the need for further research and reflection on “race,”...
Recent research on the topic explored the effects of skin pigmentation on human health and social well-being, and upcoming projects will focus on these aims. The first project is biomedical and will involve...

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Persistence of Race
Nina G. Jablonski (Editor)

AFRICAN SUN MeDIA (2020, 150pp) ISBN: 978-1-928480-44-0

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Journal Article

Nina Jablonski. 2012. The struggle to overcome racism. New Scientist, Opinion: The Big Idea. 4pp

Journal Article

G Chaplin, NG Jablonski, RW Sussman and EA Kelley. 2014. The role of piloerection in primate thermoregulation. Folia Primatologica, 85 (1), 1-17. doi: 10.1159/000355007

Journal Article

Coussens, Anna K, Celeste E Naude, Rene Goliath, George Chaplin, Robert J Wilkinson, and Nina G Jablonski. 2015. High-Dose Vitamin D3 Reduces Deficiency Caused by Low UVB Exposure and Limits HIV-1 Replication in Urban Southern Africans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, no. 19: 1–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.1500909112.

Journal Article

Kelley, Elizabeth A, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Robert W Sussman, and Jason M Kamilar. 2016. Behavioral Thermoregulation in Lemur Catta: The Significance of Sunning and Huddling Behaviors. American Journal of Primatology 78(7):745–54.

Conference Proceedings

Jablonski, Nina G., Tina Lasisi, Abhimanyu Abhimanyu, Anna K. Coussens, Celeste E. Naude, George Chaplin, Laurel N. Pearson, Rene Goliath, Mark D.Shriver and Robert J. Wilkinson. 2017. Variation in skin reflectance and pigmentation genes in young adults of Xhosa and Cape Mixed ancestry from the Western Cape, South Africa. In 86th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists (AAPA) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162(64), 228–228.

Journal Article

Robinson, June K., Frank J. Penedo, Jennifer L. Hay and Nina G. Jablonski. 2017. Recognizing Latinos’ range of skin pigment and phototypes to enhance skin cancer prevention. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 30(5), 488–492.

Book/Book Chapter

Magona, Sindiwe and Nina G. Jablonski. 2018. Skin We Are In. David Philip Publishers.

Book/Book Chapter

The Effects of Race
Nina Jablonski, with Gerhard Maré (Editors)

AFRICAN SUN MeDIA (2018, 180 pp) ISBN: 978-1-928357-84-1

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