Jordan Kiper is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His interests in anthropology and evolutionary theory center on cooperation and conflict. Before arriving at UCLA, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Kiper is a co-editor of the volume Perspectives on Forgiveness: Contrasting Approaches to Concepts of Forgiveness and Revenge(with Susie DiVietro) and has published over 20 articles covering topics on the anthropology of religion, law, and violence. His current work examines cross-cultural aspects of philosophy, moral psychology, and folk epistemology.
Robin Albarano, Kiper’s collaborator for this photo essay project, is a photographer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. As a photographer, she focuses on personality portraits and photographs that capture the lives of subjects, including veterans and survivors of armed conflicts.