Selin is an anthropologist interested in human behavioural and cognitive modelling as it relates to cooperation and societal impacts of major technological transitions.
Her work integrates computational methods and an evolutionary perspective to tackle questions on the social roles of AI systems. Her current work explores the impacts of machine agency and human-computer interaction on social interactions in the workplace. She will be leading our Future of Work Coalition. Selin holds a BA in Anthropology from Emory University (2012), an MA (2013) and PhD (2017) in Biological Anthropology from The Ohio State University.
She previously held a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion.
Centres and institutes
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution
- REsponding to outbreaks through CO-creatiVe inclusive Equality stRategIES (led by OBBS) (01/04/2021 - 30/09/2023), funded by: European Commission, funding amount received by Brookes: £51,314
Projects as Co-investigator
- REsponding to outbreaks through CO-creatiVe inclusive Equality stRategIES (Led by ESF)(01/04/2021 - 30/09/2023), funded by: European Commission, funding amount received by Brookes: £295,101, funded by: European Commission
Warinner C, Scott A, Reinhold S, Hermes T, Kalmykov A, Belinsky AB, Buzhilova A, Berezina N, Kantorovich AR, Maslov VE, Guliyev F, Lyonnet B, Gasimov PG,Jalilov B, Eminli J, Iskandarov E, Hammer E, Nugent SE, Hagan R, Majander K, Onkamo P, Nordqvist K, Shishlina N, Kaverzneva E, Korolev A, Khokhlov A, Smolyaninov R, Sharapova S, Krause R, Karapetian M, Stolarczyk E, Krause J, Hansen S, Haak W, 'Emergence and intensification of dairying in the Caucasus and Eurasian steppes'
Nature Online first (2022)
ISSN: 0028-0836 eISSN: 1476-4687Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Crook N, Nugent S, Rolf M, Baimel A, Raper R, 'Computing morality: Synthetic ethical decision making and behaviour'
Cognitive Computation and Systems 3 (2) (2021) pp.79-82
ISSN: 2517-7567 eISSN: 2517-7567Abstract Published here
Bridge Oliver, Raper Rebecca, Strong Nicola, Nugent Selin E., 'Modelling a socialised chatbot using trust development in children: lessons learnt from Tay'
Cognitive Computation and Systems 3 (2021) pp.100-108
ISSN: 2517-7567 eISSN: 2517-7567Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Turchin Peter, Hoyer Daniel, Bennett James, Basava Kiran, Cioni Enrico, Feeney Kevin, Francois Pieter, Holder Samantha, Levine Jill, Nugent Selin, Reddish Jenny, Thorpe Chelsea, Wiltshire Sal, Whitehouse Harvey, 'The Equinox2020 Seshat Data Release'
Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 11 (1) (2020)
ISSN: 2373-7530 eISSN: 2373-7530Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Skourtanioti Eirini, Erdal Yilmaz S., Frangipane Marcella, Balossi Restelli Francesca, Yener K. Aslıhan, Pinnock Frances, Matthiae Paolo, Özbal Rana, Schoop Ulf-Dietrich, Guliyev Farhad, Akhundov Tufan, Lyonnet Bertille, Hammer Emily L., Nugent Selin E., Burri Marta, Neumann Gunnar U., Penske Sandra, Ingman Tara, Akar Murat, Shafiq Rula, Palumbi Giulio, Eisenmann Stefanie, D’Andrea Marta, Rohrlach Adam B., Warinner Christina, Jeong Choongwon, Stockhammer Philipp W., Haak Wolfgang, Krause Johannes, 'Genomic History of Neolithic to Bronze Age Anatolia, Northern Levant, and Southern Caucasus'
Cell 181 (5) (2020) pp.1158-1175
ISSN: 0092-8674 eISSN: 1097-4172Abstract Published here
Nugent SE, 'Pastoralism and Emergent Complex Settlement in the Middle Bronze Age, Azerbaijan: isotopic analyses of mobility strategies in transformation'
American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171 (1) (2019) pp.120-141
ISSN: 0002-9483 eISSN: 1096-8644Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Grimstead DN, Nugent S, Whipple J, 'Why a Standardization of Strontium Isotope Baseline Environmental Data Is Needed and Recommendations for Methodology'
Advances in Archaeological Practice 5 (2) (2017) pp.184-195
ISSN: 2326-3768 eISSN: 2326-3768Abstract Published here