Emma Cohen, Tutorial Fellow & Director of Studies for Human Sciences
Emma Cohen is a Fellow in Human Sciences at Wadham College and Associate Professor within the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford.Contact Emma Human Science at Wadham
She completed her PhD at Queen's University Belfast and has held positions at the Institute of Cognition and Culture (Queen’s) and the Research Group in Comparative Cognitive Anthropology at the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, Netherlands).
Emma’s research studies social affiliation in everyday human behaviour, culture and health within a broad evolutionary framework. Current work explores how forms of collective physical activity build and benefit from social bonding and support among individuals. She has also researched the influence of accent and other social markers on children’s developing social preferences and cognitive factors influencing the transmission of culture.
In addition to fieldwork travel in Brazil, she is a keen cycle tourer and still enjoys a good hike across an Irish bog.