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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment

2018Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
2017 Postdoctoral researcher, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA and University of St. Andrews, Scotland. 
2014EPSRC 2020 Science Postdoctoral Fellow, CoMPLEX, University College London, UK.
2012 Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University, USA.
2008 Ph.D. ‘Mathematical and Computational Models of Cultural Evolution’ School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. 
2008 Research assistant, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. 
2004 BSc. Double honours in Biology and Theoretical Physics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Teaching and Supervision

2014Designed undergraduate and graduate course: Theoretical Cultural Evolution with Marcus Feldman at Stanford University.
2009 – 2010Graduate teaching assistant University of St. Andrews School of Biology course entitled ‘Animal behaviour, a quantitative approach’. Supervising students’ independent empirical research, analysis, poster design, and thesis writing.
2008 Graduate teaching assistant University of St. Andrews School of Biology first year undergraduate biology course.

Selected Recent Conferences and Workshops

2019 Evolution Evolving conference, Cambridge UK
2018 Cultural Evolution Seminar 2018 in the Centrum för evolutionär kulturforskningsamt, Stockholm University, Sweden.
2018 Ecologies of Creativity in Cultural Evolution workshop in Aarhus University, Denmark.
2017 British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Surrey, UK.
2015 Symposium organiser for ‘Cancer as a Darwinian Process’ at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference, Vienna, Austria.
2015 School of Biological Sciences seminar series, Reading University, U.K.
2015 Culture Conference, Birmingham University, U.K.
2014 Frontiers in Niche Construction: From Theory to Application in the Biological and Social Sciences workshop at the Santa Fe Institute, USA.