Professor Carles Salazar

Professor Carles Salazar

Visiting professor

Department of Anthropology

About me

Carles Salazar is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Lleida. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Ireland and Catalonia.

He has done research on cooperation, kinship, new reproductive technologies, sexual morality and religion. He is interested in the history of anthropological theory and the cognitive and evolutionary approach to the study of culture from an interdisciplinary point of view, which includes perspectives from the natural sciences and the humanities.



Ireland; Catalonia; cooperation; kinship; new reproductive technologies; sexual morality; religion

Selected publications

2016. ‘The Complexity of Popular Religiosity: A Cognitive and Symbolic Approach’. Journal of Cognition and Culture 16 (3-4): 199-214.

2015. ‘Religious Symbolism and the Human Mind Rethinking Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life’. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 27: 82-96.

2015. (co-edited with Joan Bestard) Religion and Science as Forms of Life.Anthropological Insights into Reason and Unreason. Oxford: Berghahn Books

2014. ‘Understanding Belief: some qualitative evidence’ Journal of Empirical Theology 2 (27): 199-213.

2014. ‘Kinship, Theology and Deep Grammar’

2010. ‘Anthropology and the Cognitive Science of Religion. A Critical Assessment’Religion and Society 1: 44-56.

2010. ‘Genealogy (and the Relationship Between Opposite-sex/Same-sex Sibling Pair) Is What Kinship Is All About’ Behavioral and Brain Sciences33 (5): 401-402.

2009. (co-edited with Jeanatte Edwards) European Kinship in the Age of Biotechnology. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2008. ‘Knowledge and discipline-Knowledge as Discipline. Aspects of the Oral History of Irish sexuality’ Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute 14 (1): 135-151.