Sofia Bernstein

AFFILIATION
Cognition and Learning Section
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Biological Science, Kyoto University

OFFICE ADDRESS
Kyoto University Primate Research Institute
Cognition & Learning Section, Room 413
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506 (Japan)

EMAIL
sofia.bernstein.37e[@]st.kyoto-u.ac.jp

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Evolution of Communication Systems in non-human animals
Functional referents in vocalizations of non-human primates
Semantic Communication in non-human animals
Interspecies Communication
Sexual Selection
Sexual Coercion
Tactical Deception
Animal ethics and animal welfare science

EDUCATION
2006-2009 University of North Texas, Department of Psychology (B.A.)
2010-2012 Central Washington University, Primate Behavior and Ecology Program (M.S)
2013-Present Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute, Section of Cognition and Learning

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
University of North Texas, Department of Psychology, Section of Applied Behavioral Analysis
January 2009-December 2009 Human Lab Research Assistant

Child Study Center, Fort Worth, Texas
June 2008-November 2009 Applied Behavioral Analysis Research Assistant

Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Psychology, and Philosophy
September 2010- June 2011 Teaching Assistant

Central Washington University, Department of Primate Behavior and Ecology
September 2010- June 2011 Research Assistant

Central Washington University Field Course at Mt. Huangshan, China
August 2011-October 2011 Graduate Researcher

Yana Cocha Sanctuary, Puyo, Ecuador
March 2012- June 2012 Research Scientist

Bernstein, S., Sheeran, L., Matheson, M., Li, J.H., Wagner, S. Sexual Coercion and Mate Choice Tactics in Tibetan Macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China (in review)

Bernstein, S. A Species Specific Approach to Deception Studies in Non-Human Primates (in progress)

Assistant editor in chapters of the published manuscript Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant’s Practical Philosophy by M. Altman

INVITED LECTURES AND TALKS
Central Washington University, Lecture Series for the William O. Douglas Honors College, Department of Philosophy
Central Washington University, Biology Department, Darwin Day
Central Washington University, Your World TV Show, Episode Primate Research and Studying Abroad at Central Washington University
Central Washington University, The Observer Newspaper, Article Studying Abroad at Central Washington University

RESEARCH GRANTS
NSF/IRES Grant Funding for Primate Research at Mt. Huangshan China
Central Washington University, Biology Department Young Scientists Abroad Research Grant
Central Washington University Biology Department Young Researcher Grant
Kyoto University, Primatology and Wildlife Science Leading Grant January 2014- March 2014