Research Interests

Area of specialization

  • The nineteenth century, especially the interrelations between Victorian literature, science and art;
  • Evolutionary theories of sexuality;
  • Gender studies, in particular masculinity;
  • Human evolution and adaptation;
  • Darwinism;

Actual interests

  • Intersections between literature, culture and science;
  • Application of phylogenetic methodologies to cross-cultural data;
  • Utopian studies;
  • Folktale studies;
  • Evolutionary readings of literature;
  • Morality;
  • Emotion.