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Ryan O. Begley Ph.D.

Ryan O. Begley, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Scholar: Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

I am an anthropologist trained in evolutionary approaches to cultural and social behavior across our species. As a student, I conducted ethnological research focused on the significance of storytelling in human evolution and its transformation in the context of colonialism and other interethnic scenarios. My attention has since turned to ethnographic research and filmmaking. I have conducted fieldwork in rural Bangladesh and am now making a film on socioeconomic change in the region.