Tina Lasisi

Tina Lasisi

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Biography

Tina Lasisi is a Postdoctoral Researcher 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
  • Science communication & education

Education

  • PhD in Biological Anthropology, 2021

    Pennsylvania State University

  • MA in Biological Anthropology, 2017

    Pennsylvania State University

  • BA in Archaeology & Anthropology, 2014

    University of Cambridge

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Phenotyping & evolutionary genomics: what we can learn from studying hair morphology

Why Care about Hair?

What's in a trait? Genomes, phenomes and scientific narratives of racialized traits

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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