Bernardo Urbani

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research

Center for Anthropology

Apartado 66.755
Caracas 1061-A


Bernardo Urbani (Caracas, 1977) is B. Sc. in anthropology Magna Cum Laude (Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2000) with a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in anthropology –primatology- (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004, 2009). He also completed postgraduate diplomas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2007; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2008; and Universidad de León, 2011). He currently is an associate researcher of the Center for Anthropology at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, and taught at the Central University of Venezuela. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His research areas are cognitive and behavioral ecology of Neotropical primates, history of primatology, ethnoprimatology/archaeoprimatology, and primate conservation studies.  He has published the results of his research in Venezuela and abroad, and is member of various primatological, anthropological, and philatelic associations. He has participated in a wide variety of scientific meetings and has received funding for his research from diverse institutions such as Fulbright, National Science Foundation, among others. He recently completed a degree in bakery and a master in pastry doughs.

Awards & Affiliations


Early Career Achievement Award, American Society of Primatologists

Martha J. Galante Award, International Society of Primatology