religion, rituals, Mauritius, cognitive and evolutionary anthropology
Peter Maňo received his M.A. degree from the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast and obtained PhD in Religious Studies at the Department for the Study of Religions at Masaryk University in Brno and in Social Anthropology at the Institute of Social Anthropology at Comenius University in Bratislava. He has also worked at the Experimental Anthropology Lab of the University of Connecticut as a Fulbright visiting researcher. At present, he is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and a research fellow at the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion (LEVYNA) in Brno. As an anthropologist, he works in the sphere of the cognitive and evolutionary science of religion. He is particularly interested in (religious) rituals from a cognitive and evolutionary perspective. He has done fieldwork in Mauritius since 2013, using ethnography and experimental methods to explore ritual participation, religious views, and moral outcomes.