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Grace Kilroy

PhD Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Subdiscipline: Biological Anthropology


Grace is a Ph.D. student studying biological anthropology, advised by Dr. Benjamin Auerbach and Dr. Dawnie Steadman. Grace’s research interests include morphological variation, human anatomy, growth and development, evolutionary biology, integration, and skeletal biology. She received a B.S in anthropology from SUNY Binghamton in 2017 and an M.S. from Boston University School of Medicine in 2019. Grace began studying at UTK in the fall of 2019 and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Human Anatomy.


Human variation; skeletal morphology and integration; skeletal biology; human anatomy; evolutionary biology; growth and development


M.S., Boston University. Forensic Anthropology/Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. 2019.

  • Thesis: "Secular change in nonmetric trait expression in European American individuals"

B.S., SUNY Binghamton. Biological Anthropology. 2017.

Professional Service

American Association for Anatomy; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Biological Anthropology

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