Tina Lasisi

Tina Lasisi

PhD Candidate in Biological Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Biography

Tina Lasisi is a PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology. Her interests include human phenotypic and genetic variation, as well as the evolution of pigmentation and scalp hair.

Interests

  • Human evolution
  • Genetic and phenotypic variation
  • Pigmentation and hair morphology

Education

  • MA in Biological Anthropology, 2017

    Pennsylvania State University

  • BA in Archaeology & Anthropology, 2014

    University of Cambridge

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Measuring hair & skin: the importance of phenotypes in evolutionary genomics

How Hair Reveals the Futility of Race Categories

Recent Publications

(2019). AAPA Statement on Race and Racism. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol..

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(2019). Shades of complexity: New perspectives on the evolution and genetic architecture of human skin. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol..

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(2017). The Anthropology of Human Scalp Hair. Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair.

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(2016). Quantifying variation in human scalp hair fiber shape and pigmentation. American journal of physical anthropology, 160(2), 341-352..

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