Maria Ventura is working with Professor Catherine Bolten to develop a new theory within the field of ethnoprimatology. Combining evolutionary, ecological, and anthropological thinking with quantum physics, humans, non-human primates, and their environment can best be described through the lens of “intra-action,” or the notion that all comes into being through and with all in its evolutionary niche. Ventura has also applied similar understandings of anthropological entanglements with Professor Bolten’s past research regarding domestic animals and the production or destruction of human and animal health and stability in Sierra Leone. In addition to entanglements, Ventura’s research interests include women, gender and development and international migration.

International Development Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
Global health; Women, gender, and development; Social politics

Current Research
Zoontic disease transmission through domestic animals, wildlife, and wild game in Sierra Leone