Andrea Migliano: "Hunter-gatherers social structure: a window into the evolution of human cumulative culture"
19 October 16:00
64 Banbury Road, Oxford
Andrea Migliano is a Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University College London. Her academic interests focus on the evolution of human’s adaptations as well as evolutionary theory applied to the origins of human biological and cultural diversity, gene-culture co-evolution, as well as adaptations of hunter-gatherers and small scale societies.
She has received a BA in Biology and a MA in Genetics from the University of Sao Paulo (SP- Brazil) and her PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. After her PhD she has received a Junior Research Fellowship from Clare College (Cambridge). She has also received a Research Fellowship from Newham College (Cambridge) . During her research years at the University of Cambridge, she has developed long-term fieldwork in the Philippines studying hunter-gatherers and in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Andrea Migliano has joined UCL Anthropology in 2010, when she started the hunter-gatherers research group. Currently, she is working on the evolution of hunter-gatherers social structure and the origins of human cumulative culture amongst hunter-gatherers in the Philippines and Congo.