atranResearch and teaching interests are centered in the following areas: Cognitive and linguistic anthropology, ethnobiology, environmental decision making, categorization and reasoning, evolutionary psychology, anthropology of science (history and philosophy of natural history and natural philosophy); Middle East ethnography and political economy; natural history of Lowland Maya, cognitive and commitment theories of religion, terrorism and foreign affairs.

Adjunct Research Scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics
Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department
Visiting Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
Presidential Scholar, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University
Directeur de Recherche, Anthropologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris