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Eva Brandl

Eva Brandl

UCL Email: eva.brandl.16@ucl.ac.uk
Websites: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eva_Brandl2
Supervisors: Ruth Mace, Emily Emmott
Subject: Biological Anthropology
Fieldsite: Efate and Espiritu Santo islands, Vanuatu

PhD Research

Cultural transmission, teaching, and children’s development in Vanuatu

Please consult my OSF profile for details about the project.

Research interests

  • Human Behavioural Ecology
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

Publications

  • Thomas E. Currie, Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter Francois, Kevin Feeney, Daniel Mullins, Daniel Hoyer, [et al, including Eva Brandl] (2018). Reply to Tosh et al: Quantitative analyses of cultural evolution require engagement with historical and archaeological research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807312115
  • Peter Turchin , Thomas E. Currie,  Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter Francois, Kevin Feeney, Daniel Mullins, Daniel Hoyer, [et al, including Eva Brandl] (2017). Quantitative Historical Analysis Uncovers a Single Dimension of Complexity that Structures Global Variation in Human Social Organization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708800115

Teaching Experience

Biological Anthropology Modules:

  • Evolution of Cumulative Culture
  • Evolution of the Human Brain, Cognition and Language

Education History

  • 2016 MPhil Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK (Distinction)               
  • 2012-2013 Year Abroad, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (A+)                                                           
  • 2014 BA Religious Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany (sehr gut)

Honours, Awards & Funding (Selection)

  • 2018-2020 Doctoral Scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  • 2015-2016 Postgraduate Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2013-2016 Studentship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  • 2010-2016 Studentship, Max Weber Programme of the State of Bavaria, Germany