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Helen Martin

MA Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her

Subdiscipline: Biological Anthropology


Helen Martin is a M.A. student studying Anthropology with a concentration in Biological Anthropology and German. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish with a minor in German from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2019. Her current research interests broadly include secular change, osteology, pathology, human rights, critical museum studies, public education and outreach, and representations of forensic and biological anthropology in German popular culture. Helen is actively involved with the Forensic Anthropology Center, works in the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, is a teaching assistant for the Anthropology Department, and instructs at the German Saturday School of Knoxville.


Secular change, metacarpals, metatarsals, skeletal variation, skeletal asymmetry


B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Anthropology & Spanish. 2019.

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Chancellor's Honors Program
  • Honors Thesis: "Estimating Sex Using Metacarpals"
  • Minor in German


Professional Service

Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA), Women In German (WIG)

Contact Information

  • Chair: Dr. Lee Meadows Jantz