Siobhan Mattison

Siobhan Mattison
Mattison moonlights as an English teacher for Mosuo children in Southwest China in 2008 Her research focuses on demography and the evolution of human family systems among the Mosuo, a population of low-intensity agriculturalists residing in Southwest China. Photo by Peter M. Mattison.


2106 Women In STEM workshop award winner


assistant professor, Department of Anthropology

Winning project:

The Dynamics of Gender in Matrilineal Kinship Systems

Project focus:

Her project focuses on gender roles in systems of kinship that are biased toward females. Her workshop in February 2017 will bring together leading experts on kinship and gender to evaluate current thoughts and evidence surrounding the relative importance of different caregivers in matrilineal kinship systems and to shed light on causes and outcomes of female autonomy.