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Eveline Seghers
Ghent University

Eveline Seghers is a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and a graduate student in the Department of Art, Music and Theatre Studies at Ghent University (Belgium). She holds degrees in art history, world art studies, and cultural anthropology (BA & MA, Ghent University), and in biological anthropology (MSc, University College London). Her ongoing PhD work discusses methodological and conceptual issues and questions in the evolutionary study of visual art. She has written on the relationship between evolutionary and philosophical aesthetics, the current state of evolutionary psychological research on art, and the use of cross-species comparison. Her current research focuses on the cognitive foundations of various kinds of prehistoric art, and on non-adaptationist approaches to the origins of art.