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The CECD is an AHRC funded research group dedicated to examining the evolutionary underpinnings of human cultural behaviour, past and present. more>

   
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Research Fellows Profile
Dr Fiona Jordan
Research Fellow, Evolutionary Processes in Language and Culture, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics PB310

6500AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Email: Fiona.Jordan@mpi.nl

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Funding
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Research and Teaching interests
Phylogenetic approaches to human cultural evolution
Using comparative methods to test adaptive cross-cultural hypotheses
Regional focus: Pacific Islands / Austronesian
Kinship, descent, and post-marital residence

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Educational Background
PhD Anthropology, UCL
BA/BSc Honours (Biology and Psychology), University of Auckland
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Associated Links:
http://evolutionaryanthropology.wordpress.com/
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/heeg
http://londonevolution.net

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project B001
The rate of evolution of cultural traits on phylogenies

Associated Continuing AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 024
Cultural adaptation and transmission in the Pacific: A comparative phylogenetic approach.


Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
Jordan, F.M., Gray, R.D., Greenhill, S.J., and Mace, R (2009).
Matrilocal residence in ancestral in Austronesian societies.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences. Vol 276. 1957-1964.
Jordan, F. M (2007).
Engaging in chit-chat (and all that). Review of Why We Talk: The Evolutionary Origins of Language by Jean-Louis Dessalles.Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. Vol 5. 163–166.
Lawson, D., Magid, K. and Jordan, F. M (2007).
The Evolutionary Psychological Imagination: Why You Can’t Get A Date On A Saturday Night And Why Most Suicide Bombers Are Muslim.Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. Vol 1 (2). 7-17.
Mace, R. and Jordan. F (2005).
The evolution of human sex-ratio at birth: a bio-cultural analysis.Mace, R., Holden, C. J. & Shennan, S. J. (eds.). The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach. UCL Press: London. 207-216.
Associated Publications - AHRC CEACB - phase 1:
Jordan, F and Mace, R (2007).
Changes In Post-Marital Residence Precede Changes In Descent Systems In Austronesian Societies.EHBES 2007 Conference. London.
Mace, R. and Jordan. F (2005).
The evolution of human sex-ratio at birth: a bio-cultural analysis.Mace, R., Holden, C. J. & Shennan, S. J. (eds.). The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach. UCL Press: London. 207-216.