B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A., San Diego State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Dr. Peterson is a postdoctoral fellow in the anthropology department at Notre Dame. His research emphasizes understanding the many manifestations of long-tailed macaque social behavior. Specifically, he addresses the interplay between intra- and inter-group social relationships, as well as the impact of interacting with humans. Dr. Peterson is motivated by theoretical approaches to communication and interaction from primatology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. His work has been published in American Anthropologist, The International Journal of Primatology, The American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Biosemiotics. Dr. Peterson’s research has been supported by the National Geographic Society and the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
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