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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

2006-present Marie-Curie (Evan training network) early-stage researcher, Department of Human Evolution, MPI-EVA.
Topic: "Developmental integration and modularity in the primate cranium: a 3D geometric morphometrics study"
2004 M.Sc. in Human Evolution and Behaviour
(Biological Anthropology) with Distinction
University College London, United Kingdom
Thesis: “Investigating intra-inter specific variation in the occipital bone and hard palate of great apes and humans: using 3D geometric morphometrics”
2002 B.A. in Anthropology (Honours)
Knox College
USA
Thesis: “Man the Hunter or Woman the Gatherer: subsistence and sex roles in human evolution”

AWARDS

 

2004 Leakey foundation grant for masters research in biological anthropology
$500
2004 Department of anthropology graduate school
Research grant for masters research, UCL
$400
2001 Richters foundation grant for undergraduate research
Knox College
$1500

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

  • Comparative skull anatomy
  • Modern human origins
  • Phylogenetics
  • 3D geometric morphometrics
  • Modularity and morphological integration
  • Hominid ontogeny.

FIELD WORK

 

2006 Aliakmon Paleolithic/Paleoanthropological Survey Project, Greece
2001 Laetoli, Tanzania
Research project: “A paleotaphonomical analysis of the fossil fauna of the upper Laetolil beds, Tanzania”

 

 

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