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Kinsey Stewart

Ph.D. Student


Kinsey is a PhD student in biological anthropology under Amy Mundorff.  Her dissertation research examines the role sex and gender play in death investigation, specifically the processes used by medical examiners and coroners when investigating the death of a transgender person.  After completing her BA in Classical Archaeology with a minor in English at Dartmouth College in 2008, she moved to Knoxville to pursue a MA in Anthropology, which she completed in 2013.  Her master’s thesis explored issues of commingling within the Gold Mine Site (16RI13) Collection.  In addition to her studies, she has worked as an autopsy technician at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center since 2015.


Research Interests:  Gender and sex in forensic contexts, forensic anthropology/archaeology, commingled remains, transgender studies, ethnography of science, postmortem identification of remains

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