James Brooks

James Brooks

PhD candidate, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

Curriculum Vitae
Education
  • 2021 - Present
    Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    PhD candidate

    Thesis: Groupmindedness: An evolutionary comparison of humans' phylogenetically and socially closest species
    Advisor: Dr. Shinya Yamamoto

  • 2019 - 2021
    Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Master of Science

    Thesis: Evolution of groupmindedness: comparative research with bonobos and chimpanzees
    Advisor: Dr. Shinya Yamamoto

  • 2014 - 2017
    Duke University, Durham NC, USA
    Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Evolutionary Anthropology, cum laude

    Minors in Mathematics and Philosophy.
    Thesis: Evidence for Self-Domestication in Wild Coyotes?
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Hare


Publications

Awards

Grants & Scholarships
  • JSPS DC1 Doctoral Fellowship
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 2021-present
  • Evolution of Groupmindedness, ad libitum funding
    Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science 2019-present
  • MEXT Research Scholarship
    Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2019-2021
  • Duke Red Colobus Research Project
    Duke Internship Funding Program 2017
  • Orangutan Kutai Project
    Duke Internship Funding Program 2016