In a recent article published for the online media outlet The Conversation, Dimitris Xygalatas, UCONN Assistant Professor of Anthropology, examines the anthropological roots and effects of established holiday rituals, including reducing anxiety, promoting sharing, and maintaining and strengthening family ties. The Conversation is anot-for-profit media outlet for scientific and academic news, and reports a monthly online audience of 5.2 million users onsite, and reaches around 35 million people through “creative commons republication.”
Dr. Richard Sosis is the author of an essay on rituals that was published online by the Center for Humans and Nature. Richard Sosis is the James Barnett Professor of Humanistic Anthropology at the University of Connecticut.
Congratulations to Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCONN, who was recently interviewed by CBC on his on going research into the role that pain plays in ritual behavior. To hear the full audio of the interview, click here.