Students


Dagmawit Abebe Getahun

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, geometric morphometrics, primate paleontology


Alexis Amann

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology, captive animal managment


Julia Arenson

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Primate cranial morphology, cercopithecid evolution, geographic variation


Claudia Astorino

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Evolution of the genus Homo; human osteological variation; ranges of sexual dimorphism; dental evolutionary development; secular change; quantitative methods


Ashley Bales

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Catarrhine and hominoid evolution, systematics, geometric morphometrics


Margaret Bryer

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate nutritional ecology, redtail monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius) behavioral ecology, primate insectivory


Zachary Calamari

Program in Comparative Biology Richard Gilder Graduate School American Museum of Natural History

Research interests: Ontogeny of shape, evolution of disparity, geometric morphometrics, transcriptomics


Emma Cancelliere

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Primate nutritional ecology, maternal behaviour, infant development


Santiago Cassalett

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Primate nutritional ecology, conservation biology, Malagasy primate ecology


Paola Cerrito

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Biological Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Upper Paleolithic, Dental Anthropology, Life History Evolution, The Evolution of Childhood


Paulo Chaves

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Phylogeography, conservation genetics, non-invasive genetic sampling, evolution of behavior, Neotropical primates, Brachyteles


Shahrina Chowdhury

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate behavior and ecology


Blaire Claytor

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: hominin evolution, especially with regard to skeletal morphology, genetics, and the role of disease


Andrea De Renzis

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: vertebrate paleontology, mammalian comparative anatomy, paleogene euarchontans, phylogenetic systematics


Alexandra DeCasien

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: How sexual selection has shaped primate brain evolution


Kim Deckers

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: paleoanthropology, hominid post cranial morphology, hominid locomotor behaviour, bipedalism


Katarina Evans

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate behavioral ecology, nutritional ecology, sociality


Jennifer Eyre

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: postcranial functional morphology, hominin evolution, locomotion, obstetrics


Elizabeth Fillion

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Hominin evolution, East African Plio-Pleistocene, paleoecology, paleoenvironment reconstruction


Emma Finestone

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution; reconstructing hominin behavior and diet; Oldowan tool use and transport patterns; primate tool use


Frances Forrest

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Paleoanthropology; Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution; evolution of the genus Homo; paleoecology; taphonomy; Africa.


Holly Fuong

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: behavioral ecology, antipredator behavior, social networks, animal communication, conservation


Justin Gladman

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Platyrrhine evolution, postcranial anatomy, and 3D Geometric Morphometrics


A. Yasmeen Hinedi

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: forensic anthropology, Central Asia


Caley Johnson

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate nutritional ecology, forest baboon ecology (Papio anubis), primate-plant coevolution, conservation biology


Clare Kimock

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: dental morphology and development, quantitative genetics, life history evolution


Zachary Klukkert

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Primate functional morphology and the mechanics of feeding, particularly ingestion; platyrrhine evolution; Caribbean primate paleontology; anatomy/functional morphology-based applications of advanced 3D imaging, analytical, and simulation technologies including Geometric Morphometrics (3DGM), small-scale Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-body Dynamics Analysis (MDA)


Emma Kozitzky

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Hominin evolution, dental anthropology, European Pleistocene, history of evolutionary theory


Elaine Kozma

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate locomotor behavior and adaptations, postcranial functional morphology


Raquel Lamela Lopez

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: ecomorphology, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, Pliocene and Pleistocene paleoecology, hominin evolution, geometric morphometrics


D. Susie Lee

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: infant and juvenile primates (of course, including human children); primate mother-infant behaviors; attachment theory within evolutionary framework; physiological mechanism of attachment.


Elissa Ludeman

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: paleoanthropology, dental anthropology, primate sensory system evolution


Amanda Mancini

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: landscape genetics, spatial ecology, conservation, lemurs


Laura Matthews

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: bioinformatics, phylogenetics, tarsiers, slow lorises, speciation, species concepts, molecular adaptation


Eric Mazelis

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Cercopithecid dentition, dental functional morphology, Geometric Morphometrics


Natalie O'Shea

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Paleoanthropology; Craniofacial Morphology; Growth and Development; Modern Human Origins


Megan Petersdorf

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: sexual selection, animal communication, reproductive strategies, evolution of mating systems


Rachel Petersen

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: endocrinology, immunology, sexual selection, cryptic female choice


Thomas Cody Prang

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, evolution of bipedalism, hominid postcranial functional morphology, foot function and evolution


Kelsey Pugh

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: human evolution, hominin postcranial morphology, hominin locomotor behaviors, phylogenetics


Anna Ragni

Program in Comparative Biology Richard Gilder Graduate School American Museum of Natural History

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, functional morphology, human origins, dental anthropology


Christopher Rainwater

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: skeletal biology, forensic anthropology


Kristen Ramirez

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: functional morphology, biomechanics, hominin evolution, suspension, hominoid locomotion


Stephanie Reyes

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: the transition to anatomically modern humans, speciation, modern human skeletal variation, zooarchaeology, forensic anthropology


Brian Shearer

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: geometric morphometrics, hominin evolution


Jeff Spear

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: comparative paleomorphology of primates, primate evolution, evolutionary transitions, functional morphology


Zane Swanson

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: primate biomechanics, functional morphology, evolution of bipedalism, paleoanthropology


Maressa Takahashi

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: animal behavior, conservation, nutritional ecology


Nicole Thompson

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: adaptive benefits of social bonds, juvenile social behavior, life history theory


Jen Tinsman

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University

Research interests: Conservation genomics, speciation, climate gradients, adaptation to climate change, lemurs


Amber Trujillo

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: Forensic anthropology, genetics; specifically how genes are expressed morphologically


Catalina Villamil

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: paleoanthropology, morphological variation, functional morphology, morphological integration


Steven Wang

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York Lecturer School of Anthropology University of Arizona

Research interests: Paleoanthropology, paleobiology and phylogeny of Middle and Late Pleistocene hominins in Asia, modern human origin(s) and dispersal, comparative cranial morphology, 3-D geometric morphometrics


Nicole Webb

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: Primate locomotion, Miocene ape evolution, postcranial functional morphology, skeletal allometry, finite element modeling


Darice Westphal

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Research interests: population genetics, speciation, adaptive radiations


Sandra Winters

Department of Anthropology New York University

Research interests: adaptive coloration, visual signals, sensory ecology, sexual selection, primates