The website features a variety of individuals who freely support the Brights initiative and have indicated in writing that we can make their backing visible internationally.
We’re pleased now to introduce a new booster, our first from Down Under! Brights who live in the New South Wales area of Australia just might have seen Stephen Juan on a morning TV show or heard him on radio, expounding on “what makes us humans tick” (and why).
Stephen Juan is an anthropologist, educator, and author. Born in California's Napa Valley, he holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught for more than 30 years at the University of Sydney where, post retirement in 2009, he remains the Ashley Montagu Fellow.
An international award-winning science newspaper columnist, frequent TV and radio commentator, and public speaker, Dr. Juan is the author of 13 books on the body, brain, and behavior. His first book, The Odd Body (1995) has been translated into 27 languages. His latest book, Who's Afraid of Butterflies? Our Fears and Phobias Named and Explained was published in 2011.
Known for his authoritative, yet lively, witty, and humorist presentations, he is also a classic and silent film authority and romantic song lyricist.