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Lecturer in Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Announced

last modified Aug 30, 2018 03:30 PM
Dr Nikhil Chaudhary announced as new lecturer in the Department of Archaeology

Dr Nikhil Chaudhary

The Department of Archaeology is pleased to announce Dr Nikhil Chaudhary as the new lecturer in Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology. 

Dr Chaudhary completed both his MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour and PhD in Biological Anthropology at University College London. His research interests include polygyny in hunter gatherers, popularity in prestige and egalitarian societies, cooperative breeding and human social evolution. 

He says, "I’m thrilled to have been offered the role at Cambridge. I can already see how inspiring the institution is - it really does live up to its reputation. I thoroughly look forward to joining the Department and having the opportunity to share ideas with such a diverse group of people with expertise very different to my own and, no doubt, sparking some unconventional collaborations."

Nikhil is currently working on the multidisciplinary hunter-gatherer resilience project and conducting fieldwork in the Congo rainforest staying and working with Mbendjele BaYaka Pygmies. The genealogical and anthropometric data collected during this fieldwork will be used to study the evolutionary importance of social relationships for childcare, marriage and health outcomes. 

Dr Chaudhary will take up the lectureship on 1 September 2018.

 

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