People

Our team at UConn

Stacks Image 27
Dimitris Xygalatas, Director
Dr. Xygalatas received his PhD from the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast. He has since held positions at the universities of Princeton (USA), Aarhus (Denmark), and Masaryk (Czech Republic), where he served as Director of the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion.
His research primarily focuses on ritual behavior, and he is concerned with developing integrative methodologies for studying such behavior by combining ethnographic and experimental methods. He has conducted several years of fieldwork in Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, and Mauritius, where he founded the Mauritian Laboratory for Experimental Anthropology.
homepage: www.xygalatas.com

Stacks Image 1387
Gabriela Pinto, Graduate Researcher
Gabriela is a doctoral student at the Department of Psychological Sciences at UConn and a researcher at the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action and the Experimental Anthropology Lab. Her research focuses on leisure-time physical activity and behavior, collective action, and complex and intentional dynamic systems.

Stacks Image 3148

Peter Ma┼ło, Research Fellow
Peter is a doctoral student at Comenius University and the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion at Masaryk University. He is currently a Research Fellow in residence at the Experimental Anthropology Lab. His work focuses on the behavioral ecology of ritual behavior.


Michelle Reed, Graduate Researcher


Christopher Manoharan, Graduate Researcher

Stacks Image 296

Anika Obasiolu, Undergraduate Researcher
Honors Student
Individualized Major: Socio-Psychological Health

Alumni

Stacks Image 3164
Martin Lang,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Stacks Image 475

Emily Post
Graduate student, University of Utah

Our team in Mauritius

Stacks Image 304

Manesha Soneea, Research coordinator
BA, MA in Social Sciences, University of Mauritius

Stacks Image 61

Nethi Chunwan, Research Assistant
BA in Social Sciences, University of Mauritius

Stacks Image 75

Laura Meunier, Research Assistant
Graduate student in Social Sciences, University of Mauritius

Stacks Image 89

Tatteea Priya, Research Assistant
BCOM in banking and finance, Charles Telfair Institute Mauritius

Stacks Image 103

Avishkar Soneea, Local collaborator
BA in Law, University of Mauritius

Stacks Image 552

Mehreen Rughony, Local collaborator
Bsc in Social Work, Msc in Development Studies, University of Mauritius

Stacks Image 506

Vishnen Moothoosamy, Local collaborator
MA in Marketing Management

International collaborators

Stacks Image 378

Eva Kundtová Klocová
Doctoral researcher
Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Masaryk University

Stacks Image 333

Paul Reddish
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anthropology Department, University of Oxford

Stacks Image 3157

Ryan McKay
Reader, Department of Psychology,
Director, Morality and Beliefs Lab
Royal Holloway, University of London

Stacks Image 866

Dr. Ángel Gómez Jiménez
Associate Professor
Director, Identity Fusion Lab
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED

Stacks Image 903

Dr. Alexandra Vázquez Botana
Research Assistant
Department of Social and Organizational Psychology
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED

Stacks Image 940

Mercedes Martínez Díaz
Research Assistant
Department of Social and Organizational Psychology
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED

Stacks Image 433

Chris Kavanagh
Doctoral Researcher
Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
Culture, Social Ecology, and Psychology Lab, Hokkaido University

Stacks Image 569

Christopher M. Jackson
Doctoral Researcher
Psychology Department, University of Otago