Subdiscipline: Biological Anthropology
Lauren Georgiana Koutlias is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at UTK and is advised by Dr. Graciela Cabana. She is broadly interested in the ways that childhood adversity can be embodied in the adult skeleton and has studied the impact of social, political, and economic inequality on life course trajectories in ancient and modern populations. Her dissertation research is focused on the developmental effects and long-term skeletal evidence of the Axis occupation and civil war in Greeks who were born or children during those events.
She obtained her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. from Texas State University and has participated in field and lab work in Belize, Peru, Romania, and south Texas.
Biocultural Anthropology, Skeletal Development and Pathology
M.A., Texas State University. Anthropology. 2019.
B.A., University of Texas at Austin. Anthropology with Special Honors. 2016.