Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
Office: level 1, room b1.11
I’m an anthropologist working at the intersection of socio-cultural anthropology, demography and cultural evolution. My main area of interest is the relationship between reproductive behaviour, culture, and population dynamics. My work combines approaches from the humanities and social sciences and tries to bridge micro and macro levels of analysis.
I maintain two field-based research projects in rural Poland and Vanuatu. I also collaborate with colleagues across the social sciences and humanities. Between 2016 and 2019 I managed the Vanuatu Languages and Lifeways project at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. I now lead the BirthRites independent research group, which focuses on the anthropology of reproduction and its implications for evolution and demography.