My name is Damian Ruck and I'm interested in the role culture plays in human progress. Be it economic development, education, health or the emergence of democracy and other liberal institutions.
I believe in an interdisciplinary approach. Uniting the achievements of the all-to-often segregated social sciences with the glue of complexity science and cultural evolution.
I also want to tame the cacophony of digital information that we have accumulated over the years. Using modern data science and advanced statistics to make new insights about human society.
Cultural Values and Human Development
Advances in Complex Systems
Decision making and cultural evolution in the distant past to the present day.
Population Genetics, Historical Dynamics and Statistics.
University of Tennessee, 510 Strong Hall, 1621 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville TN 37916