Scott Atran

Adjunct Research Scientist, RCGD
Adjunct Research Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
Scott Atran

BIO

Scott Atran's research and teaching interests revolve around cognitive and linguistic anthropology, ethnobiology, environmental decision making, categorization and reasoning, evolutionary psychology, anthropology of science (history and philosophy of natural history and natural philosophy). He is also interested in Middle East ethnography and political economy, natural history of Lowland Maya, cognitive and commitment theories of religion, and terrorism and foreign affairs. Dr. Atran also serves as Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.