PhD Candidate in The Evolution of Religion, University of Auckland

We humans are a particularly odd ape. We live in colossal societies, worship supernatural beings and prune our body hair according to fashion. Underlying this oddity is our capacity for culture. As a researcher I am interested in how human cultures evolve and the cognitive abilities underlying this.

My recent research has focused on testing functional theories about the evolution of religion in early human societies.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in The Evolution of Religion, University of Auckland

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Auckland, BSc Honours, Psychology