Country of residence
Research & Institution
Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research
Center for Anthropology
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