Christopher Kavanagh
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. 

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Essay/Religion

Religion without belief

Most Japanese reject religious belief while embracing multiple forms of ritual practice. Are they religious or secular?

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Idea/Social Psychology

People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?

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Idea/Anthropology

Did Easter Island culture collapse? The answer is not simple

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