Andrea L. DiGiorgio

Lecturer in Anthropology
Princeton Writing Program
307 New South Building

Andrea DiGiorgio is a biological anthropologist, primatologist, and conservation biologist whose research focuses on the spaces where humans and non-human primates interact. Her primary research investigates how wild primates get required nutrients in an increasingly anthropogenic landscape, and specifically how female primates cope with disturbance and still reproduce. She is currently studying the impacts of near-annual forest fires in Borneo on wild orangutans, and how female Chacma baboons are able to gestate and lactate in extremely depauperate environments of the Namibian deserts.  Her third active research project examines the negative impacts of social media on wildlife conservation efforts. For her doctoral research, she spent a year living in the rainforest of Borneo studying how orangutans balance their diet and what this means for conservation efforts. She teaches Behavioral Biology of Women and Sustainable Futures at Princeton University. At home, Andrea is interested in horror and its use in conveying feminist, social, and ecological messages. Her other interests include her rescue Italian greyhounds and punk music.