Profile

Edwins Gwako

Departments and Positions:
African American Studies, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
Phones:
School Extension 316.2480
Credentials:
University of Nairobi, Kenya, BA, '87
University of Nairobi, Kenya, MA, '92
Washington University, MA, '95
Washington University, PHD, '98
Biography:

Notable Works

  • 2014. Maragoli and Gusii Farmers in Kenya: Strong Collective Action and High Prosocial Punishment. Chapter 12 In J. Esminger and J. Henrich (Eds.), Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective, (pp. 309-336). New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • 2012. Reply to Van Hoorn: Converging Lines of Evidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 109 (26), E1678. (With Henrich, J., Boyd, R., McElreath, R., Gurven, M., Richerson, P. J., Ensminger, J., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Barrett, H. C., Bolyanatz, A., Camerer, C. F., Cardenas, J-C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. M., Gil-White, F., Henrich, N., Hill, K., Lesorogol, C., Patton, J. Q., Marlowe, F. W., Tracer., D. P., & J. Ziker).
  • 2012. Culture Does Count for Variation in Game Behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 109 (2), E32-E33. (With Henrich, J., Boyd, R., McElreath, R., Gurven, M., Richerson, P. J., Ensminger, J., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Barrett, C., Bolyanatz, C. F., Cardenas, J-C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. M., Gil-White, F., Henrich, N., Hill, K., Lesorogol, C., Patton, J. Q., Marlowe, F. W., Tracer, D. P., & J. Ziker.
  • 2010. Evolution of Fairness (Reply). Science, 329, 389-390. (with A. Barr, F. Marlowe, J. C. Berbesque, C. Barrett, A. Bolyanataz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven,  J. Henrich, C. Lesorogal, F. Marlow, R. McElreath, D. Tracer and J. Ziker).
  • 2010. Markets, Religion, Community Size, and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment. Science, 327, 1480-1484. (with A. Barr, F. Marlowe, J. C. Berbesque, C. Barrett, A. Bolyanataz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven,  J. Henrich, C. Lesorogal, F. Marlow, R. McElreath, D. Tracer and J. Ziker).
  • 2009. Homo Æqualis: A Cross-Society Experimental Analysis of Three Bargaining Games. Social Science Research Network (SSRN). (with A. Barr, F. Marlowe, J. C. Berbesque, C. Barrett, A. Bolyanataz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven, J. Henrich, C. Lesorogal, F. Marlow, R. McElreath, D. Tracer and J. Ziker).
  • 2008. More 'Altruistic' Punishment in Larger Societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 275, 587-90, 2008 (with A. Barr, F. Marlowe, J. C. Berbesque, C. Barrett, A. Bolyanataz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven, J. Henrich, C. Lesorogal, F. Marlow, R. McElreath, D. Tracer and J. Ziker).
  • 2006. Costly Punishment Across Human Societies. Science, 321:1767-1770. (with A. Barr, F. Marlowe, J. C. Berbesque, C. Barrett, A. Bolyanataz, J. C. Cardenas, J. Ensminger, M. Gurven, J. Henrich, C. Lesorogal, F. Marlow, R. McElreath, D. Tracer and J. Ziker).
  • 2002. Property Rights and Incentives for Agricultural Growth:  Women Farmers’ Crop Control and Their Use of Agricultural Inputs. In Theory in Economic Anthropology, pp. 3-25.  Edited by Jean Ensminger.  Altamira Press.
  • 2000. Gendered Colonial Experiences in Eastern and South Africa. Current Anthropology, 41 (2):302-303.
  • 1998. Polygyny among the Logoli of Western Kenya. Anthropos, 3 (4/6): 331-348.
  • 1998. Widow Inheritance among the Logoli of Western Kenya. Journal of Anthropological Research, 54 (2): 173-198.
  • 1997. Married Women’s Ideal Family Size Preferences and Family Planning Practices: Evidence from Rural Kenya. The Social Science Journal, 34 (3): 369-382.  
  • 1997. Conjugal Power Relations in Rural Kenya:  It’s Influence on Women’s Decisions about Family Size and Family Planning Practices. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 36(3/4): 127-147.
  • 1995. Continuity and Change in the Practice of Clitoridectomy in Kenya: A Case Study of the Abagusii. Journal of Modern African Studies, 33(2): 333-337.