Personal Statement:

My name is David McIntosh and I am Ph.D. student here at UCSB. I am currently exploring the history of anthropology, human paleontology, and evolutionary biology.  My research examines human origin narratives from a variety of sources, especially Abrahamic systems and scientific theories. I am interested in elucidating humanity’s ongoing quest to comprehend its own provenance, as well as grasp the beliefs and methodologies that provide these understandings.  I also endeavor to continue practicing archaeology, and continue research on the history of southwestern US archaeology. Owing largely to a sixteen-year career in information technology, I have a passion for the digital humanities.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, I will serve as president of the UCSB Graduate Student Association, and secretary of the History Graduate Student Association.