Researcher, University of Oxford/University of Hokkaido
Christopher Kavanagh is a post-doctoral researcher in cognitive anthropology at the University of Oxford, currently based in Japan. His research interests include East Asian religions, ritual behaviour, and the bonding effects of shared dysphoria.
People are intensely loyal to groups that abuse newcomers. Why?
Religion without belief
Most Japanese reject religious belief while embracing multiple forms of ritual practice. Are they religious or secular?
Did Easter Island culture collapse? The answer is not simple