Schroeder Lab

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ABout

Dr. Lauren Schroeder joined the University of Toronto in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology. She holds a PhD in Palaeoanthropology from the University of Cape Town (2015). Her dissertation focused on the application of evolutionary quantitative genetics approaches to reconstruct the evolutionary processes underlying the variation in cranial and mandibular hominin fossil remains, specifically in the genus Homo. Following her PhD, she joined the Department of Anthropology at the University at Buffalo as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Buffalo Human Evolutionary Morphology Lab. There, she worked on a number of projects deploying methods broadly linked to quantitative genetics, in order to assess variability in the cranial form of humans and non-human primates. Information about current projects can be found here.

Teaching

Undergraduate

ANT203 | Biological Anthropology: Primatology and Palaeoanthropology

ANT333 | Human Origins: The Genus Homo

ANT404 | Current Topics in Palaeoanthropology

ANT407 | Quantitative Methods in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

Graduate

ANT1096 | Quantitative Methods I

ANT3049 | Advanced Seminar in Evolutionary Morphology

Teaching schedule for 2021-22

Fall 2021: None

Winter 2022: ANT203, ANT407

Refer to the UTM Academic Timetable for course descriptions and prerequisites

AFFiliations and service

HERI – Human Evolution Research Institute, University of Cape Town

ROM – Royal Ontario Museum

ESI – Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Co-editor of Media Reviews for American Journal of Physical Anthropology

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Editorial Board Member of Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews

Associate Editor for Young Anthropology – University of Toronto Mississauga's Undergraduate journal