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New York University
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New York, NY 10003

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Recent Graduates


  • Luca Pozzi
    Dissertation title: "Evolutionary history, systematics, and species boundaries in galagos (Galagidae)"


  • Jason Hodgson
    Dissertation title: "Population history and natural selection in the Yemeni"
  • Steven Worthington
    Dissertation title: "New approaches to Late Miocene hominoid systematics: ranking morphological characters by phylogenetic signal"
  • Joseph Califf
    Dissertation title: "Factors influencing individual differences in steroid hormone concentration among captive male baboons, Papio sp."
  • Julie Anidjar
    Dissertation title: "Coastal subsistence and seasonality at Site 38BU1938, Beaufort County, South Carolina: a zooarchaeological study of a Woodland Period shell midden"
  • Alba Lucia Morales Jimenez
    Dissertation title: "Phylogeny and phylogeography of Mesoamerican spider monkeys"


  • Michael Montague
    Dissertation title: "A behavioral and genetic study of the color vision polymorphism in wild squirrel monkeys"
  • Andres Link
    Dissertation title: "Social and ecological determinants of 'fission-fusion' sociality and grouping strategies in the white bellied spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth belzebuth) in a lowland rainforest in Western Amazonia"
  • Maja Šešelj
    Dissertation title: "Human growth evolving: integrating dental and skeletal growth proxies to understand ontogeny in Pleistocene Homo"


  • Connie Fellmann
    Dissertation title: "Ontogenetic scaling of anatomical mechanical advantage in the fore- and hind limb musculature of catarrhines: implications for the juvenile risk aversion hypothesis"
  • Thomas Rein
    Dissertation title: "Locomotor function and phylogeny: implications for interpreting the hominoid fossil record"
  • Chris Schmitt
    Dissertation title: "Comparative juvenile behavioral ecology, development, and life history in wild lowland woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) and white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) in Amazonian Ecuador"
  • Kate Detwiler
    Dissertation title: "Natural hybridization between Cercopithecus mitis x C. ascanius in Gombe National Park, Tanzania"


  • James Boyle
    Dissertation title: "The production and use of bone and antler dress pins in early medieval Ireland, c. AD 400–800"
  • Holly Hemmalin
    Dissertation title: "Reproductive success of migrant hamadryas baboons in anubis baboon groups"
  • Jenny Listman
    Dissertation title: "Biases in study design affecting the inference of events and human population structure in closely-related populations"
  • Jennifer Piro
    Dissertation title: "Pastoralism in the early Transcaucasian culture: the faunal remains from Sos Hoyuk"
  • Kirstin Sterner
    Dissertation title: "Primate innate immune defense and adaptation to SIV/HIV infection"


  • Andy Burrell
    Dissertation title: "Phylogenetics and population genetics of central African baboons"
  • Luke Matthews
    Dissertation title: "The comparative socioecology of white-fronted capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons) and the ethology of social learning in Cebus"


  • Rachel Dvoskin
    Dissertation title: "Variation at the corticotropin-releasing hormone gene (CRH) locus and individual differences in stress physiology and behavior in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)"
  • Suanna Selby
    Dissertation title: "The geoarchaeology of the Upper Susquehanna River: anthropological approaches to Archaic and Woodland period landscapes and settlement systems in New York state"
  • Mark Smith
    Dissertation title: "Settlement geography of the Punjab during the early historic and medieval periods: a GIS approach"
  • Sandra Suarez
    Dissertation title: "Paternity, relatedness, and socio-reproductive behavior in a population of wild red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus)"
  • Wesley Sutton
    Dissertation title: "Heritage genetics of Spanish-Americans in the Southwest United States"


  • Stephanie Spehar
    Dissertation title: "The function of the long call in white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador"
  • Laurie Tedesco
    Dissertation title: "Redefining technology in Bronze Age Transcaucasia: copper-alloy metallurgy in Armenia in the 3rd--mid-2nd millennium BC"
  • Susan Malin-Boyce
    Dissertation title: "The Frauenberg at Weltenburg: early La Tène settlement along the Bavarian Danube"
  • Chris Kimbrough
    Dissertation title: "From flock to frock: textile production in third millennium BCE northern Mesopotamia"


  • Barbara Mehrhof
    Dissertation title: "Maternal investment in rhesus macaques: secondary sex ratios and maternal care"
  • Susan Lappan
    Dissertation title: "Biparental care and male reproductive strategies in siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus) in southern Sumatra"
  • Jessica Manser
    Dissertation title: "Morphological analysis of the human burial series at Niah Cave: implications for Late Pleistocene-Holocene Southeast Asian human evolution"
  • Denise Su
    Dissertation title: "The paleoecology of Laetoli, Tanzania: evidence from the mammalian fauna of the Upper Laetoli Beds"
  • Paul Telfer
    Dissertation title: "Phylogeography and evolution of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)"


  • Laura J. Miller
    Dissertation title: "Urban economies in early states: the secondary products revolution in the Indus civilization"
  • Ryan Raaum
    Dissertation title: "Ape and Old World monkey molecular evolution: nucleotide substitution rate variation in the Catarrhini"


  • Thalia Gray
    Dissertation title: "Precious networks: the role of imported materials at Ostrow Lednicki in transformations of the Early Medieval Polish state"
  • Varsha C. Pilbrow
    Dissertation title: "Dental variation in extant African apes: implications for studying patterns of variations in fossil species"
  • Chris A. Robinson
    Dissertation title: "Extant hominoid and australopith mandibular morphology: assessing alpha taxonomy and phylogeny using mandibular characters"
  • Eva Monica Uddin
    Dissertation title: "Baboon endogenous virus (BAEV) variation in natural populations of cercopithecine primates"
  • Kimberly Williams-Guillen
    Dissertation title: "The behavioral ecology of mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata) living in a Nicaraguan shade coffee plantation"


  • Kathleen Ehrhardt
    Dissertation title: "European metals in Native American contexts: rethinking technological change"
  • Rae Ellen Ostman
    Dissertation title: "The city and complexity: pottery production in Volterra, Italy, from the Hellenistic Etruscan period to the Late Roman and Late Antique period"


  • Wendy Dirks
    Dissertation title: "Dental development and life history in catarrhine primates"
  • Rebecca Dudzik
    Dissertation title: "Mass estimation for anthropoid primates: examining the principles and the protocol"
  • John Krigbaum
    Dissertation title: "Human paleodiet in tropical Southeast Asia: isotopic evidence from Niah Cave and Gua Cha"


  • Derek Wildman
    Dissertation title: "Mammalian zoogeography of the Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa with a focus on the cladistic phylogeography of hamadryas baboons (Primates: Papio hamadryas)"
  • Julie Zimmerman-Holt
    Dissertation title: "Animal exploitation and the Middle to Late Woodland transition"
  • Lisa Schlotterhausen
    Dissertation title: "Town monkeys, country monkeys: a sociological comparison of a human commensal and wild group of bonnet macaques"


  • Joan Garey
    Dissertation title: "Mechanisms by which dietary acacia may act as a proximate regulator of breeding seasonality in the vervet monkey"
  • Tamsin Woolley-Barker
    Dissertation title: "Inbreeding, outbreeding, and hybridization among baboon of the Awash National Park, Ethiopia"