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Professor Fiona Jordan

Cultural Phylogenetics

I am an evolutionary social anthropologist studying cross-cultural diversity using phylogenetic comparative methods. My main domains of interest are in kinship and social organisation as it evolves at the language-family level, with a focus on the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Pacific. I also have broad interests in a number of evolutionary approaches to human behaviour.

Research keywords

  • cultural phylogenetics
  • evolutionary anthropology
  • kinship
  • cross-cultural analysis
  • Austronesian languages
  • linguistic anthropology