Author - Heather Remoff


Anthropologist Heather Remoff has a passion for evolutionary theory. An analysis of data generated by her doctoral research on the role of female choice in human courtship decisions, convinced her that neither she nor Charles Darwin knew nearly enough about economics. Heather spent the next forty years involved in research, writing, and economic activism. The more she learned, the more she became convinced that the failure of modern biologists to reconsider Darwin’s work in light of recent genetic discoveries and female behaviour, has left us with a deeply flawed theory of human evolution.

Heather’s books and articles have been reviewed in numerous publications including People, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New Republic. Excerpts have appeared in Glamour, Chatelaine, New Woman, and More. Feature articles on Heather’s first book, Sexual Choice, appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The National Inquirer. Recently, her letter was published in the New York Times.

She has appeared on dozens of radio and TV talk shows including Today, Donahue, and The Merv Griffin Show and was featured as an expert on the evolution of mating behaviour in Alpha Male, the Learning Channel’s 2002 documentary. She re-enacted scenes from her memoir, February Light, in The Discovery Channel’s 2002 documentary, Pet Love.

Heather enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, where the proximity to Harvard, Radcliffe, and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology enables her to attend a variety of exciting public lectures that keep her current on recent scientific breakthroughs.

Heather Remoff has a B.A. in sociology from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in sociology from The University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation provided support for Heather’s doctoral research.