Consider how humans evolved, how we shape – and are shaped by – our culture. We promote a comparative, cross-cultural and cross-specific perspective to understand human beings. Our socio-cultural research streams are boundless with studies in subjects as diverse as militarization to sustainability.

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A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.

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