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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Community,

Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year! It is great to be back on campus and I look forward to seeing you all in our newly renovated building. As ever, it is a real privilege to continue to lead our mission of providing extraordinary interdisciplinary education to a new generation of students.

As we begin the new year, I invite you to explore all that the Human Biology community has to offer – from courses to advising to events. Our vibrant community is filled with terrific students, faculty, staff, and alumni who truly care about the program and one another. 

Here’s to a great year together!

All my best,
Lianne Kurina, PhD 

Bing Director, Program in Human Biology


Congratulations to Brooke Forde '21 who was selected as the Pac-12 Woman of the Year for the 2021-22 campaign.
Taking Action: HumBio Efforts Amidst a Growing Mental Health Crisis HumBio Fulbright Scholars Prepare for Takeoff A HumBio Student's Journey to Body Positivity Thank You, Virginia Marchman And more!
Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Luhrmann who has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. 
A huge congratulations to Director Lianne Kurina who was selected to receive the 2021-22 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Science in the area of Achievements in Teaching. 


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford CA, 94305

Join us for a lecture by sociologist Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University, as part of the series How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice, in…

Friday, October 21, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
HumBio Building (Building 20, Main Quad)

Stanford Reunion Homecoming is fast approaching! This year, the Stanford Alumni Association will welcome back alumni from the graduating classes…