Research Topics: Archaeology of the Aegean and Near East; Anatolian archaeology; Turkey; Bronze Age; Ceramic analysis; Petrography; Experimental archaeology; Geometric morphometrics; Museum studies; Cultural heritage
Research Topics: Human and primate evolutionary morphology; Comparative primate anatomy and osteology; Quantitative genetics; Ecogeographic variation; Cranial and pelvic morphology and evolution; Obstetric selection
Research Topics: Anthropology of energy; Energy transitions; Economic anthropology, Policy. I am interested in widening my knowledge on how low carbon futures are perceived and articulated by use of anthropological methods in rural West Bengal, India.
Research Topics: Osteology; Forensic anthropology; Identification of skeletal remains and how different environmental influences can affect the skeletal system (teeth, injuries); Biological anthropology
Research Topics: My research interests involve the emergence of throwing in hominins and the adaptations that enable it. Other non-human primates throw, but none throw as forcefully or accurately as humans. Why? Was throwing something actively selected for? Did hominins hunt by throwing? A variety of questions have been raised about throwing and none have been answered satisfactorily. For my Master’s Thesis I am investigating the human hand and its unique adaptations for manipulative tasks and how they relate to our ability to throw forcefully and accurately.
Research Topics: Archaeology; GIS; Digital methodologies; Paleoethnobotany; Palynology; Plant domestication; Climate change; Cultural resource management and Historic preservation; Northeastern North America
Research Topics: My interests broadly cover human variation and functional morphology in both modern, and historical contexts. For my master’s project, I conducted a radiographic study of juvenile femora to derive regression formulae for statue and body mass estimates. My dissertation project employs geometric morphometrics to explore the purported relationship between subsistence and weaning practices, craniomandibular morphology, and occlusal patterns in modern clinical populations, and pre-industrial populations. Biological anthropology; Forensic anthropology; Bioarchaeology; Skeletal biology; Osteology; Morphology; Human variation.
Research Topics: I have been a graduate student in the Anthropology PhD program at UB since 2019. My current research connects current concerns about sustainability with people’s historical struggle to maintain control over their territory. Specifically, my research looks into the historical tension between the extractive and refuge use of forests for the indigenous and mestizo people in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico and its implications under neoliberal environmental governance.
Research Topics: I am interested primarily in environmental anthropology, specifically the contradictory nature and effects of shrimp farming policy. My geographical area of study, Thailand, highlights the complexities surrounding shrimp aquaculture certification and the management of environmental challenges. I am also interested in outcomes that arise from friction between local, state, and global actors in the production of food.