Linda Marchant is a professor of biological anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Miami University (Ohio). She served for 10 years as the Anthropology Chair and was the founding chair of that department. Her research interests include behavioral primatology, laterality of function (handedness), African apes and visual anthropology. She is the author of more than 60 book chapters and journal articles, co-editor of an invited special issue of Annals of the New Academy of Sciences (2013) “The Evolution of Human Handedness”, and co-editor of Behavioural Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Great Ape Societies (Cambridge University Press, 1996). She has been a Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, University of St. Andrews, (2001); Visiting Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Research Associate, Darwin College, University of Cambridge (2009-2010); and Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego and Visiting Professor, Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), UC San Diego, January-June, 2013.