Christopher Boehm (1931-2021) was a professor of biological sciences and anthropology at University of Southern California, and was director of the Goodall Research Center. He was a recipient of fellowships from the Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the School of Advanced Research, and was been awarded the Stirling Prize in Psychological Anthropology. Boehm did fieldwork with Navajo Indians, tribal Serbs in Montenegro, and wild chimpanzees working at Gombe National Park. His interests included political and moral evolution, and hunter-gatherer sociopolitics. He developed a large-scale database on these foragers.