BA (University of Brasilia), MAs (Brasilia; Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée), PhD (Michigan)
Director, Institute of Cognition and Culture and Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Anthropology
On Sabbatical 2014-15
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 1304
Office: ICC, 2-4 Fitzwilliam St
Dr Paulo Sousa is Director of the ICC and Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Anthropology. He holds a BA and a MA in anthropology (University of Brasilia, Brazil), a MA in cognitive science (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), and a PhD in anthropology with specialization in cognition and culture (University of Michigan, USA). He has participated in many cross-cultural projects and published numerous articles in the field of cognition and culture. He also applied an epidemiological approach to the history of ideas of anthropology that stimulated a major controversy. His current research interests focus on agency and moral psychology as well as their relation to religion. He is also associate coordinator of the Porto X-Phi Lab, a laboratory of experimental philosophy in Porto, Portugal, and external examiner of the programme in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK.