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Lauren McCall

Lauren McCall holds a BA in Philosophy from Tufts University, Boston (1997) and, after postgraduate studies at St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM (1998-1999) and at George Washington University, Washington, DC (1999-2000), obtained a MPhil in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 2001 ("The Diversification of Vertebrate Locomotor Strategies and the Hominin Brain," supervised by Prof. Robert Foley). From 2001 to 2005 she worked on her PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (dissertation: Cultural Evolution as Ecological Inheritance: Human Histories and Diversity from a Biological Perspective; supervisor: Prof. Robert Foley). McCall has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (supervisor: Prof. Michael Tomasello) in 2003. Her research interests are in cognitive evolution, ecology, and development; cultural evolution; and co-evolving character suites.