PhD student at Princeton
Severine H. is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University with a BS in Biology from Cornell University. Severine’s research addresses the question of why complex communication evolved in different lineages and how animals that live in these complex social environments use multimodal communication to navigate their social worlds. She examines these questions in the Plains Zebra, looking at how they use multimodal communication to navigate their multi-tiered social structure and maintain their differentiated social relationships. In addition, she is re-examining some of the fundamental theories that underlie the study of social cognition and animal behavior through a critical lens that brings into question traditional thought on the laws that govern animal societies.