Dr Adam Kenny

Subject: Anthropology, Human Sciences

Department: Anthropology

Academic position: Calleva Research Centre Postdoctoral Research Associate


I recently earned my DPhil in Anthropology at the University of Oxford. I am an evolutionary anthropologist, with a background in both biology and anthropology; I hold a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge (2012) and an MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour from University College London (2013). I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Calleva Research Centre, Magdalen College, as well as a departmental lecturer at the Institute of Human Sciences, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

BBroadly, I am interested in the role of inter-group dynamics on human prosociality. Specifically, my research focuses on the effects of group identity and inter-group competition on cooperation. My doctoral thesis involved extensive fieldwork in the city of Siena, Italy, among local “neighbourhoods” known as the contrade. I mostly analyse quantitative data generated through field experiments employing behavioural economic games. I have a keen interest in open research practices.