Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Manvir Singh

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

Manvir Singh is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He studies the foundations of complex cultural practices that reliably develop across human societies, including shamanism, music, story, and law. Since 2014, he has conducted anthropological fieldwork among the Mentawai (Indonesia) with a focus on shamanism and witchcraft. In 2020, he graduated with a PhD from Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.

Conference Presentations

External Links

Personal website
Manvir Singh presents "The nature and origins of religious super-attractors"
Podcast with Manvir Singh: Shamanism, Witchcraft, Religion, and Music