Amanda B Lee

 Amanda Lee

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
Biological Anthropology
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Amanda Lee is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on improving osteometric sorting methods using multivariate patterns of limb bone asymmetry and allometry.

Research Interests

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


  • 2018 M.A. in Biological Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2013 B.A. in Anthropology/English and American Literature (with honors), New York University

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2016-2018 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois
  • 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


  • 2018 National Science Foundation, Biological Anthropology Program, Project Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research: Multivariate Asymmetry and Allometry in Human Limb Bones as a Basis for Osteometric Sorting
  • 2018 Travel Grant, Paleoanthropology Society
  • 2017 Cognitive Science/AI Award, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
  • 2017, 2015 Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • 2016 Graduate Summer Research Assistance Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
  • 2015-2018 Conference Travel Funding, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
  • 2009-2013 Academic Trustee Scholarship, New York University College of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Lee, Amanda B, and Lyle W Konigsberg Univariate and linear composite asymmetry statistics for the “pair-matching” of bone antimeres J. Forensic Sci. 2018.
Go, Matthew C, Amanda B Lee, Jana A Santos, Nicole M Vesagas, and Rebbeca Crozier A newly assembled human skeletal reference collection of modern and identified Filipinos Forensic Sci. Int. 271 2017, p. 128.e1-128.e5.