Department of Anthropology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
A biological anthropologist who seeks to understand human variation and evolution based on the study of populations from the last 10,000 years. Recent research has focused on the eastern Mediterranean basin, investigating the impact of Greek colonization of the Balkans from the 8th-6th centuries BC, by study of archaeological human remains from a series of sites in Albania, Italy, and Greece. Directs the Bioarchaeology of Mediterranean Colonies Project (BMCP) and the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program, of which she's taken students to Albania, Greece, and Italy to collect data and investigate questions for independent research projects.