Wesley J. Wildman
Wesley J. Wildman is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics Department at Boston University's School of Theology, and Convener of the Graduate School's doctoral program in Religion and Science. He is co-founder of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, a research venture devoted to the scientific study of religion. He is also co-founder and co-editor of the journal Religion, Brain & Behavior. His research focuses on applying and adapting scientific techniques to the analysis of religious beliefs, behaviors, and experiences.
School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Richard Sosis is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Evolution, Cognition, and Culture Program at the University of Connecticut. His work has focused on the evolution of cooperation and the adaptive significance of religious behavior, with particular interest in the relationship between ritual and intra-group cooperation. To explore these issues, he has conducted fieldwork with remote cooperative fishers in the Federated States of Micronesia and with various communities throughout Israel, including Ultra-Orthodox Jews and members of secular and religious kibbutzim. He is co-founder and co-editor of a new journal on the biological study of religion, Religion, Brain & Behavior, published by Taylor and Francis.
Department of Anthropology
University of Connecticut
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