Amanda Lee

 Amanda Lee

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • Skeletal morphology
  • Forensics
  • Bilateral Asymmetry
  • Modern Human Skeletal Anatomy

Research Description

My current research objective is to create and apply a novelmethodology for the accurate and reliable sorting of individuals in a sitecontaining commingled human remains.

[b][/b]This is achieved (1) by measuring multivariatefluctuating asymmetry in human limb bones and (2) by creating test cases fromsets of commingled human remains with known numbers of individuals.


  • New York University; Anthropology/English and American Literature (with honors); B.A., 2013

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2016 Award for Exemplary Student Research (Honorable Mention), American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • 2013 University Honors Scholar, New York University
  • 2012-2013 Dean’s List, New York University


  • 2015 Conference Travel Funding, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
  • 2015 Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • 2014-2016 Stipend and waiver of graduate tuition, University of Illinois
  • 2009-2013 Academic Trustee Scholarship, New York University College of Arts and Sciences