Bernardo Urbani

 

Institutional Contact

Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research

Center for Anthropology

Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research
Apartado 66.755
Caracas 10161-A
Venezuela

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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 is 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. His research areas are cognitive and behavioral ecology of Neotropical primates, history of primatology, ethnoprimatology, 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 received the Martha J. Galante Award of the International Society of Primatology and the Early Career Achievement Award of the American Society of Primatologists. He recently completed a degree in bakery and a master in pastry doughs.