Curriculum Vitae

Laura Johnsen CV

Current Affiliation:
MA/PhD. Student in Anthropology 2012-present
Binghamton University, SUNY
Advisor: Joshua Reno

Education:
M. A. Anthropology, 2014
Binghamton University, SUNY
Advisor: Chris Reiber

B.A. Psychology, 2012
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Advisor: Glenn Geher

B.A. Theatre Arts, 2012
Concentration: Technical Design
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Advisor: Andrea Varga


Publications:

Journal Articles

Johnsen, L., Kruger, D.J., Geher, G., Newmark, R.L., Garcia, J., Wiegrand, A. (2017). Childhood Injuries as a Function of Sex, Life History, and Neighborhood Safety: An Ecological Perspective. Human Ethology Bulletin, 32(3): 85-108.

Johnsen, L. L., Guitar, A. E., Geher, G. (2015). Divorce Patterns and the Male-to-FemaleMortality Ratio:Is Midlife Crisis the Death of Men? EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(2): 33-41.

Carmen, R. A., Geher,G., Glass. D.J., Guitar, A.E., Grandis, T., Johnsen, L., Philip, M.,Newmark, R. L., Trouton, G.R., and Trauber, B. R. (2013). Evolution Integrated Across All Islands of the Human Behavioral Archipelago: All Psychology as Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium 5(1): 108-126.

Garcia, J. R., Geher, G., Crosier, B., Saad, G., Gambacorta, D., Johnsen, L., & Pranckitas, E.(2011). The interdisciplinarity of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: A key to survival in the ivory archipelago. Futures, 43(8), 749-761. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2011.05.018

 Book Chapters
Johnsen, L. & Geher, G. (2017) Fashion as a Medium of Intrasexual Competition. In Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. M. L. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. NY: Oxford University Press.

Newmark, R., and Johnsen, L. (2017) Intrasexual Competition Among Beauty Pageant Contestants. M. L. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. NY: Oxford University Press.

Book Reviews
Johnsen, L. (2014). The ‘animal’ within: A review of the Rational Animal. [Review of the book:The rational animal: How evolution made us smarter than we think, by D. Kenrick and V. Griskevicius.] Human Ethology Bulletin, (4) 31-33.


Presentations:

Conference Papers

Johnsen, L. (2017). Hooking In then Hooking Up: Explorations in Virtual Reality Sex and Its Implications for the Future of Human Sexuality. Presented at the Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences at Binghamton University, Vestal NY.

Johnsen, L. (2016). When Plug Meets Socket: Making Love in Digital Landscapes. Presented at the University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI.

Johnsen, L. (Presenter) & Newmark, R. (2015). Catching the crown: An evolutionary analysis of female competitiveness in beauty pageants. Presented at the Evolutionary Psychology Independent Conference at SUNY New Paltz (presentation starts at: 2:11:40)

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M. L., Newmark, R. L., Geher, G. (2014). Wicked and Wild: Men and Women’s Perception of Personality Traits in Harlequin Blaze Romance Novels. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at SUNY New Paltz.

Johnsen, L., Varga, A., Geher, G. (2012): Evolved to Cabaret: Exploring Human Behavioral Evolution through Costume Design. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at Plymouth State University and SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Studies Lecture Series (video).

Johnsen, L., Kruger, D. Geher, G. (2011) Childhood Injuries as a Result of Intra-sexual Competition. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at SUNY Binghamton

Geher, G., Johnsen, L., Kurtz, A., Williams, S. (2011) Mating Psychology based Health Education. Presented at Darwin Day at SUNY New Paltz

Johnsen, L. (2010) The Impact of Marriage and Divorce on the Male to Female Mortality Ratio. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at SUNY New Paltz and International Society of Human Ethology Conference at the University of Wisconsin

Conference Posters
Johnsen, L.(2016). Making Wired Love: Evolutionary Implications of Virtual Sex. Presented at the Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences at St, Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.

Newmark, R. & Johnsen, L. (Presenter) (2015). Catching the crown: An evolutionary analysis of female competitiveness in beauty pageants. Presented at the Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Guitar, A.(Presenter), Carmen, R., & Johnsen, L. (2015). M.O.M.S. and P.O.M.S.: A new terminology for sexual strategies among women. Presented at the Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Johnsen, L. (2014) Lady in Red: The Role of Women’s Clothing in Intrasexual Competition. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at SUNY New Paltz.

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M. L., Newmark, R. L., Geher, G. (2013). Back Off My [Wo]Man: An Analysis of Personality Traits in Harlequin Romance Novels. Presented at the International Society of Human Ethology at the University of Michigan.

Johnsen, L., Varga, A., Geher, G. (2012): Evolved to Cabaret: Exploring Human Behavioral Evolution through Costume Design. Presented at Human Evolution and Behavior Society conference at University of New Mexico.

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M., Geher, G. (2012): Light my fire: Mating Strategies and Preferences in Blaze Romance Novels. Presented at North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at Plymouth State University

Newmark, R.L., Geher, G., Philip, M.M., & Johnsen, L. (2012). Perceptions of Romantic Partners. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Newmark, R.L., Geher, G., Philip, M.M., & Johnsen, L. (2012). Perceptions of Romantic Partners. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Johnsen, L., Kruger, D. Geher, G. (2011) Childhood Neighborhood Safety as a Predictor of Childhood Injury, Life History Strategy, and Sexuality. Presented at the Human Evolution and Behavior Society conference in Montpellier, France

Johnsen L., Fisher, M. Williams, M., Geher, G (2011) Women’s Sexuality and MatePreferences as Revealed by “Blaze” Romances. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at Binghamton University

Johnsen, L., Kruger, D. Geher, G. (2010) Childhood Injuries as a Result of Intra-sexual Competition. Presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference at SUNY New Paltz and at the International Society of Human Ethology Conference at the University of Wisconsin


Academic Working Experience

Instructor of Record

Evolution and Its Impact (ISP 265) Fall 2018,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Medical Anthropology for Pre-Health Students (ANTH 240) Winter 2015-2018, Summer 2016-2018 Binghamton University
Darwinian Medicine (ANTH 248) Spring 2018,  Binghamton University
The Body (ANTH 465/ WGSS 484C) Spring 2017, Binghamton University
Sex and Evolution (ANTH 246) Fall 2015, Binghamton University

Teaching Assistant

Intro to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 168)      Instructor: Dr. Andrew Merriwether Spring 2013 and 2014,
Binghamton University
Language Culture and Communication (ANTH 114) Instructor: Dr. Douglas Glick Fall 2013,
Binghamton University
Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 111)
Instructor: Dr. Siobhan Hart
Fall 2012,
Binghamton University

Administrative Positions

Graduate Assistant
Human Rights Institute                                                  (HRI Speaker Series Ads, HRI Annual Report 2017-18)
2018-2019,
Binghamton University
Graduate Assistant
Biomedical Anthropology Program
2014-2015,
Binghamton University

Leadership Positions

Business Agent
Graduate Student Employees Union
Communication Workers of America-1104
2015-2017,
Binghamton, New York
Steering Committee
Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society
2014-present,
Binghamton University
Student Representative
North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society
2013-2015,
Binghamton University
Undergraduate Liaison
Anthropology Graduate Organization
2014-2015,
Binghamton University
Steering Committee
Anthropology Graduate Organization
2013-2014,
Binghamton University

Conference Organization

Co-Host/Co-Organizer
Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences for the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society
Co-Host/Co-Organizer Amanda E. Guitar
June 15th-18th, 2017
Binghamton University
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