Department of Anthropology

Seminar Series: Sheela Athreya

Beyond “anatomically modern humans”: decolonizing the study of Homo sapiens evolution.

Mon, October 21, 2019 | WCP 5.118

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Series: Sheela Athreya

Sheela Athreya is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and a Chancellor’s EDGES Fellow at Texas A&M University, specializing in paleoanthropology.  She studies hominin evolution in the Middle and Late Pleistocene with a focus on anatomical changes in the skull.  She also teaches and publishes on critical issues of voice, representation and colonialism in biological anthropology, specifically with respect to models of human origins. Her current work is an NSF funded project in India studying the evolutionary forces that shaped early Homo sapiens there. 

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