Visiting Faculty Fellow, NYU Stern
Joe Henrich is a Peter and Charlotte Schoenfeld Visiting Faculty Fellow at NYU Stern and the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Henrich is also a professor in the departments of economics and psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1999. His theoretical work focuses on how natural selection has shaped human learning and how this in turn influences cultural evolution and culture-gene coevolution. This work has explored the evolution of conformist learning and human status, as well as the emergence of large-scale cooperation, norms, social stratification, world religions and monogamous marriage.