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Graduate student Megan Hanna Fry receives the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant in Spring 2020. She shares a few of her thoughts below:

“I joined the department in the fall of 2018, working with Dr. John Krigbaum and Dr. James Davidson focusing in bioarchaeology. I received my B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, and in 2019 my M.A. from the University of Florida. In addition, I am the current Coordinating-Editor for the New Florida Journal of Anthropology. I was awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF-GRF), starting fall 2020, which provides 3 years of funding toward my degree, allowing me to focus on my research and coursework.

In my research I broadly aim to understand settlement and social relations across Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. I utilize isotope, funerary, and osteological data to investigate health and mobility in Early-Mediaeval Britain. More specifically, I am trying to answer questions about violent death and identity. I compare heavy and light isotope values to mortuary and skeletal trauma data to understand if victims of ritual violent death were more likely to be migrants during the 4th to 9th centuries.”

Graduate Student
Email: ssummers11@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A.A. Applied Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park, 2018
  • B.A. Anthropology, Dickinson College, 2015
  • A.A. General Studies (Concentration: Sociocultural Anthropology), Montgomery College, 2013

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon


Research Interests

Forensic anthropology, postcranial skeletal morphology, ankle morphology focusing on the talus, human skeletal variation


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


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Graduate Student
Email: bhramdath@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, 2018
  • B.A. Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, 2014

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. David Daegling


Research Interests

Primate evolution; mathematical modeling; bone biology; functional morphology; anatomy


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Funding Award, University of Florida
  • Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • Morrow Research Assistantship, Florida Atlantic University

Graduate Student
Email: grace.calhoun@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.S. Anthropological Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • B.S. Physics and Astrophysics, The Ohio State University, 2019

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. David Daegling


Research Interests

Primate Evolution, Biomechanics, Locomotion, Functional Morphology


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


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Kim Valenta
Assistant Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B123
Phone:
Email: kimvalenta@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Toronto
  • M.A. University of Calgary
  • B.A. McGill University

Research Interests

Plant-animal co-evolution, sensory ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation, Madagascar


Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary ecologist researching the interactions between wild plants and animals and how these can be affected by human activities. My research is integrative and multi-disciplinary and combines field observations of animal foraging behavior in the tropics with diverse analytical techniques – including chemistry and spectroscopy – to quantify plant attractants and deterrents.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Honors


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More Publications Available on Google Scholar


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Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

 

Courses Taught

Graduate Student
Email: ebryson@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.Sc. Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology, University College London, 2016
  • B.A. Biological Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2013

Subfield

Biological Anthropology 


Chair

Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon


Research Interests

The interaction between the brain and skull in humans for the purposes of positive forensic identification


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Summer New Graduate Student Research Grant, 2019

Graduate Student
Email: m.hanna@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2019
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, 2016

Subfield

Archaeology

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. John Krigbaum


Research Interests

Isotopes, Mobility, Diet Bioarchaeology, Osteology, Paleopathology, Demography, Mortuary Studies, 3D Modeling, Forensic Facial Reconstruction, Mediaeval Archaeology


Selected Publications

“The rs387907171 SNP inTYRP1is not associated with blond hair color on the Island ofBougainville”. American journal ofhuman biology. Heather L. Norton, Megan Hanna, Elizabeth Werren, Jonathan Friedlaender. 10/1/2015   https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22795


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Travel Award, University of Florida, Spring 2020
  • Elizabeth Eddy Endowment, University of Florida, 2019
  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2018-2019
  • Taft Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2016
  • Taft Undergraduate Enrichment Award, University of Cincinnati, 2015
  • STEM Field School Award, University of Cincinnati, 2015
  • Taft Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2015
  • STEM Field School Award, University of Cincinnati, 2015