In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Erika Lorraine Milam, Professor of History at Princeton University, about her book, Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America (Princeton University Press: 2019). They discuss the media of popular evolutionary theory, the nature of American scientific expertise, and the politics of primatology and human nature.

Featured Image: Cover of Creatures of Cain. From “Scientific Debate” by Nathaniel Gold, Scientific American (July 9, 2012). Cover Design by Lorraine Doneker.