Joseph Henrich

Dr. Henrich (UCLA, Anthropology, 1999) is a professor at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution at the University of British Columbia, where he's a professor in both Economics and Psychology. Broadly, his research focuses on cultural evolution, and culture-driven genetic evolution. He’s conducted anthropological fieldwork in Peru, Chile and in the South Pacific, as well as having spearheaded several large comparative projects on human sociality. In 2004 he won the Presidential Early Career Award for young scientists, and, in 2009, the Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions bestowed by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. He's been granted academic tenure in four disciplines: anthropology, psychology, economics and human evolutionary biology. Dr. Henrich is also a senior fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. His other books and edited volumes include Why Humans Cooperate (Henrich and Henrich 2007), Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from 15 Small-Scale Societies (Henrich, Boyd, Bowles, Camerer Fehr and Gintis, 2004) and Experimenting with Social Norms (Ensminger and Henrich, 2014).