Adam Kenny

Adam Kenny

DPhil Student

Magdalen College

Background:  I am a DPhil candidate 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).

Research Interests: Broadly, 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 also have an interest in open research practices.

Contact details:

Personal website link: