Maria Fox

 Maria Fox

Contact Information

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

  • locomotor biomechanics, bone microstructure, human evolutionary anatomy, functional morphology

Research Description

My dissertation research examines the biomechanical consequences of body size differences in humans. Specifically, I am looking at differences in gait biomechanics and subchondral and trabecular bone microstructure across humans of varying body sizes. I am interested in both the evolution of human locomotion and modern patterns of movement and biomechanics.


  • 2013 MA Anthropology, University of Cincinnati Thesis: Neandertal lumbopelvic anatomy and the biomechanical effects of a reduced lumbar lordosis
  • 2011 BS Digital Design, University of Cincinnati