Michael Logan, professor of anthropology, is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in the demography of American Indians. His recent article, “American Indians with African Ancestry: Differential Fertility and the Complexities of Social Identity,” in the December 2011 issue of the prestigious journal Human Ecology investigates the question of why Native Americans with African ancestry were more fertile than their non-admixed indigenous counterparts.
Springer, the publisher of this journal, has deemed this research significant enough to be worthy of a world-wide press release. Logan’s work is already being reported by ScienceNewsline-Medicine, MedicalXpress, and Science News Daily among many others.
Logan is a past recipient of a UT National Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award (1993) and the James R. and Nell W. Cunningham Outstanding Teaching Award (2004).