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Ms Sarah Peacey
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Dept of Anthropology
  • Faculty of S&HS
Research Summary

I am interested in how supernatural beliefs evolve in relation cooperation and competition, and how this varies in relation to socio-ecological conditions. My work has primarily focused on belief in witchcraft, examining questions such as why accusations within societies are often biased towards a particular sex, or how socio-ecology may determine witchcraft ‘phenotypes’. This has involved using methods including quantitative analysis of codes from ethnographic texts to test predictions. I am also interested in the evolution of other beliefs and conducted fieldwork (economic games) in Northern Ireland to examine the relationship between belief in supernatural punishment and charitable donations.

Teaching Summary
Teaching Assistant on Introduction to Biological Anthropology
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