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Kaitlin East

PhD Students
Department of Anthropology


I received my B.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology with honors from Brown University in 2012. I went on to complete my M.A. in Anthropology with a specialization in bioarchaeology at the University of Central Florida. My thesis research applied stable isotopic analysis to the investigation of social identity in a sample from the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt. I have participated in field schools and carried out archaeological excavation in Mississippi, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Florida. I have also been involved in archaeological and bioarchaeological research in Egypt and Ireland. My research will focus on injury, trauma, and violence associated with hierarchy and state control. I hope to examine the ways in which experiences of injury or stress have long term ramifications for individuals and how their responses and adaptations to such insults may differ across and between populations.