Richard Sosis

Richard Sosis

James Barnett Professor of Humanistic Anthropology – University of Connecticut

Richard Sosis is James Barnett Professor of Humanistic Anthropology at the University of Connecticut.

His work has focused on the evolution of religion and cooperation, with particular interests in ritual, magic, religious cognition, and the dynamics of religious systems. To explore these issues, he has conducted fieldwork with remote cooperative fishers in the Federated States of Micronesia and with various communities throughout Israel. He is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Religion, Brain & Behavior, which publishes research on the biological study of religion, and Religion Editor of the online magazine This View of Life.

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