Stefani is a computational archaeologist, complexity scientist and ethnographer, is a Complexity Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and an Assistant Professor in socio-ecological modeling at Utah State University. In 2016 she was awarded two PhDs as a cotutelle, one in anthropology at Washington State University under the direction of Tim Kohler, the other at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et l'Environnement at the Université de Franche-Comté under the co-direction of Laure Nuninger and François Favory. Stefani’s interests lie in agent-based modeling, food web modeling, and social network analysis. She has developed projects looking at the human place in ecosystems in the long durée and has active projects circling the globe.
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