Hillary Lenfesty

Visiting Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars


Dr. Lenfesty received her PhD from Queen's University Belfast at the Institute of Cognition & Culture.  In her research, she investigates the evolutionary origins of religion and morality, with a focus on mechanisms of cooperation.

She has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, the biology department at Westmont College, and ASU's the School of Human Evolution & Social Change (SHESC).  She is currently an assistant professor of research and a member of Professor Thomas Morgan's ECCO (Evolution, Culture, & Cognition) lab at ASU.



PhD, Anthropology, Queen's University Belfast

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