This is a list of individuals (both LGBTQQIAA and allies) involved in the community. Ask us questions! Email if you’d like to connect. We hope to advise on a number of issues affecting LGBTQQIAA individuals and allies regarding fieldwork, studies, research, and jobs, among other topics.

SLMeredithStephanie Meredith

Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University 2012

Current position: I am currently a research associate in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, but I live in the LA metro area.

Research foci: primate behavioral ecology, primate social development, evolution of gender

Research locations: Madagascar, Ethiopia

Service: Primary organizer of the LGBTQQIAA interest group of the AAPAs, post-doctoral fellow for the IDEAS program (Increasing Diversity in the Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences) of the AAPA

chris_profilepicChristopher Schmitt (@fuzzyatelin)

Education: Ph.D. New York University 2010, M.A. New York University 2006, B.S. University of Wisconsin – Madison 2003

Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University

Research foci: primate behavior and genomics, juvenile growth and development, body condition and obesity

Research locations: South Africa, The Gambia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica

Service: Chair, Committee on Media and Public Relations, American Society of Primatologists (@ASPVoice); LGBTQQIAA social media and social activities member; Awards Committee, AAPA; Student Awards Committee, AAPA

stacy_teachingStacy Hackner (@stacytg)

Education: M.Sc. UCL 2011, B.A. University of Chicago 2010

Current position:Final-year Ph.D. candidate at University College London; Student Engagement Coordinator at UCL Museums and Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London

Research foci: bioarchaeology, foraging/farming cooperation, geometric morphometrics

Research location: Sudan

Service: LGBTQQIAA social activities co-chair; UCL Institute of Archaeology Equality & Diversity Forum founding member

claudiajpgClaudia Astorino (@claudistics)

EducationM.A. Anthropology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY GC); B.S. Biotechnology, Marywood University 

Current position:  Ph.D. candidate at CUNY GC, affiliated with the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP); adjunct lecturer at Lehman College, CUNY (Bronx, NY) and Hunter College, CUNY (New York, NY)

Research foci:  Evolution of genus Homo; ranges of osteological variation; sexual dimorphism; dental evolutionary development

ServiceCo-Chair of LGBTQQIAA committee on creating buttons for AAPA annual meetings; Safe Zone LGBTIA Student Representative, Physical Anthropology, CUNY GC; Physical Anthropology Student Representative for the Executive Committee of the Anthropology Department, CUNY GC; Undergraduate Mentor for NYU Women in Natural Sciences (WINS)

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Evan M. Garofalo (@evslite)

Education: Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2012; M.Sc. University of Bradford; B.A. Tulane University, 2000

Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Research foci: Skeletal growth, variation, and functional plasticity

Service: Co-chair of LGBTQQIAA committee on creating buttons for AAPA annual meetings; Postdoc for LGBTQ in Medicine Student Organization

Tallman Sean D. Tallman (

Education: Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2016); M.A. State University of New York, Binghamton (2005); B.A. University of Washington (2000)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine; Forensic Anthropologist, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT IX)

Research foci: Forensic anthropology; human skeletal biology; nonmetric sex and ancestry assessment; development of population-specific methods

Research locations: Japan and Thailand

Service: Boston-Gay Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) Mentor; Chair of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Anthropology Section’s Diversity Committee 

Caroline ZnachkoCaroline Znachko

Education: M.A. Texas State University (2019); B.S. University of Arizona (2016)

Current Position: Collection Manager, Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Research Foci: Forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, human skeletal biology, epigenetics, epidemiological modeling, structural violence

Research locations: United States – Mexico border

Service: COD-LGBTQQIAA committee social media co-chair, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Anthropology Sections’ LGBT subcommittee