External Advisors

Four external advisors support the implementation of the research.

Joseph Bulbulia, Senior Lecturer at Victoria University, Wellington and a leading international authority on the evolution of religion and on costly signaling theory. Dr. Bulbulla’s particular expertise is in the areas of the evolutionary psychology of religion, religion and emotions, and ritual theory.

István Czachesz, Heisenberg Fellow and Privatdozent at Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, is a leading proponent of cognitive approaches in Biblical Studies. Particular expertise: apocryphal literature, memory studies, ritual and magic, network theory, modeling of religious systems.

Armin Geertz, Professor in the History of Religion at Aarhus University, is Director of the Religion, Cognition and Culture Research Unit (RCC) and MINDLab Coordinator of the Cognition and Culture Project. Expertise: culture and cognition, history of religion, neuroscience and religion.

Douglas J. Davies, Professor of Religion at Durham University, is a renowned authority in the field of Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. Expertise: death rituals, ritual studies, Mormonism, emotions and religion.