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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de

Benjamin Grant Purzycki

Senior Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig  

phone: +49 341 3550 775
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333
e-mail: benjamin_purzycki@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

office: level 1, room u1.41

personal web page: https://bgpurzycki.wordpress.com/

 

I am an anthropologist who engages in the cognitive, evolutionary, and ethnographic sciences of sociality and cultural variation. The general topic of interest I work mostly on is religion; I study when, why, and how religious beliefs and ritual behaviors correspond to local problems and whether or not religion mitigates those problems’ effects. I have conducted fieldwork in the Tyva Republic to address these concerns, and also managed large cross-cultural studies.