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What is the CECD? 
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 Tom Currie
Hasegawa Laboratory, Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, The University of Tokyo

Evolutionary Cognitive Science Research Center Building 17
1F Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8902, JAPAN
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Email: t.currie@ucl.ac.uk

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Funding
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Research and Teaching interests
I am interested in applying methods and theory from evolutionary ecology to understand the distribution of human cultural groups. I am compiling a GIS database that integrates language, ethnographic, and environmental data to understand what factors determine the distribution of languages. One such factor is the degree of social stratification that societies exhibit. I am using cultural phylogentic comparative methods to understand the evolution of social stratification, with a regional focus on the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Pacific.
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Educational Background
PhD Evolutionary Anthropology, University College London 2005 - 2009
MSc Evolutionary Psychology (distinction), University of Liverpool, 2005
BSc Biology, University of Bristol, 2000
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Associated Links:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucsatec

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project B012
The Evolutionary Ecology of Human Cultural Group Diversity