Kate got her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Harvard University in 2001. She got her PhD in Anthropology from Yale University in 2007. Kate’s dissertation looked at differences in lifestyle and endometrial functioning in urban American and rural Polish women: she found notable population differences in age at first period, energy availability and progesterone concentrations, as well as indirect evidence for variation in endometrial maintenance through the window of implantation (Clancy 2007). She continues to do work at the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site in southern Poland.
Kate then taught Expository Writing at Harvard University from 2007-2008, had a baby at the Cambridge Birth Center, and moved to Urbana, Illinois to begin a tenure-track position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Anthropology. Somehow she also got involved with these folks.
Here are a few of her recent publications:
Clancy KBH (forthcoming September 2012) Late pregnancy, labor induction and the #occupyuterus movement. Anthropology Now
Clancy KBH, Hinde K, Rutherford JN (forthcoming August 2012). Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective. Springer Publishing. 22 chapters.
Clancy KBH (forthcoming August 2012). “Inflammation, reproduction, and the Goldilocks Principle.” In Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective. Eds. Clancy KBH, Hinde K, Rutherford JN. Springer Publishing.
Clancy KBH (forthcoming 2012). “Menstruation is just blood and tissue you ended up not using.” In The Open Laboratory 2011: The Best of Science Writing on the Web. Ed. Jennifer Ouellette. Series editor Bora Zivkovic. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Clancy KBH (2011). “My story of in vitro fertilization, the naturalistic fallacy, and sexism.” In The Open Laboratory 2010: The best of science writing on the web. Editor: Goldman, JG. Series editor: Zivkovic, B. Coturnix: Chapel Hill, NC.
Clancy KBH (2009). The role of the endometrium in women’s reproductive ecology and life history. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 52: 137-154.
Clancy KBH, Ellison PT, Jasienska G and RG Bribiescas (2009). Endometrial thickness is not independent of luteal phase day in a rural Polish population. Anthropological Science 117(3): 157-163.
Clancy KBH (2007). Two new models for human endometrial function: results from the United States and rural Poland. Dissertation, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Clancy KBH (2007). Unexpected luteal endometrial decline in a healthy rural Polish population. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 134(1): 133-134.
Clancy KBH, Nenko I and G Jasienska (2006). Menstruation does not cause anemia: endometrial thickness correlates positively with erythrocyte count and hemoglobin in premenopausal women. American Journal of Human Biology 18(5):710-3.
Email Dr. Clancy for the most recent copy of her CV.