Nicolas Restrepo Ochoa Defends Dissertation, Accepts Postdoctoral Position

Nicolas Restrepo Ochoa

On Wednesday, November 9th, Nicolas Restrepo Ochoa successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Three Papers on Beliefs: on their Measurement, their Transmission, and its Implications for Large-scale Change”. His committee consisted of Steve Vaisey (Chair), Jim Moody, Craig Rawlings, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. 

Nicolas has accepted a postdoctoral position in the Evolutionary Anthropology department at UC Davis. There, he will work with professor Cristina Moya to explore how and why individuals adopt beliefs and rituals, whose immediate consequences are opaque.