The Slow Loris with Stephanie Poindexter
Stephanie Poindexter, a biological anthropologist in UB's College of Arts and Sciences, specializes in how primates utilize and navigate their habitats. For the past 10 years, she has focused her research on the slow loris, an adorable yet venomous primate that inhabits Southeast Asia and surrounding areas. In this episode, Poindexter tells host Vicky Santos how she first became interested in primates (it helps to grow up near a zoo), how to track down a slow loris in a Thai forest in the middle of the night, and why we need to understand this little-known creature better if we wish to fully understand ourselves.
Host: Vicky Santos
Guest: Stephanie Poindexter
Writer: Laura Silverman
Production and editing by UB Video Production Group
Coming on Jan 30: Host Tom Dinki speaks with communication professor Mark Frank about his journey from perceptive bar bouncer to an internationally recognized expert on nonverbal communication who has worked with the FBI and CIA.