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Avan Judd Stallard
Writer & Editor

holds a PhD in the field of history from the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a freelance writer and editor, living in Spain with his wife. 

Written by Avan Judd Stallard

Essay/
Social psychology
The outsiders

Has evolution programmed us to shun and turn our backs on refugees – even when they might die without our help?

Avan Judd Stallard