This empirical field study provides rare quantitative data on elected leadership among a relatively egalitarian society, including on female and male leaders. Results are interpreted in reference to influential evolutionary theoretical models. This publication is part of a special issue of The Leadership Quarterly on the Evolution and Biology of Leadership.
Zachary H. Garfield
Behavioral scientist & anthropologist
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse.
Adjunct Faculty at Washington State University, Department of Anthropology.
Co-director of The Omo Valley Research Project.