Daniel Haun, born 1977 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, studied Experimental Psychology in Germany, the United States and England. He received his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics investigating cross-cultural variability of spatial cognition under the supervision of Stephen Levinson. He spent his postdoctoral studies focusing on spatial and social cognition in non-human great apes and children at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. From 2007 to 2008 Haun was a lecturer for Psychology at the University of Portsmouth before directing the Research Group for Comparative Cognitive Anthropology, a joint project of the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics and Evolutionary Anthropology, from 2008 to 2013. He was Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Jena from 2014 to 2015, and since 2015, has been a Professor of Early Child Development and Culture at Leipzig University and Director at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development. In 2019 Haun started his position as a director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.