Ara Norenzayan

Ara Norenzayan

Professor – University of British Columbia

Ara Norenzayan is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and a co-director of UBC’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture (HECC).

He has published widely on the evolutionary origins of religion, and the psychology of religious diversity in today’s globalized world. His groundbreaking research and findings have been featured in major national and international media, such as the BBC World Service, The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Der Spiegel, The National Post, and the New Scientist, among others. He is the author of Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict. He grew up in Beirut and lives in Vancouver with his family.

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