Katy Meyers Emery
MSc in Human Osteoarchaeology (University of Edinburgh)
PhD candidate, Michigan State University
Katy is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Her research focus is on mortuary archaeology, and her current research is the examination of co-occurrence of cremation and inhumation in Anglo-Saxon England using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She has worked in Ohio, New York, Michigan, Poland, Scotland, England and Italy on a variety of archaeological excavations.
Katy is a Lead Teaching Instructor and the current Research Assistant for the Department of Anthropology. In addition to this, she is a research fellow for the Campus Archaeology Program. This year, she was selected to be a Future Scholars in Academic Teaching Fellow, an NSF funded initiative to promote better teaching at the undergraduate level. She is the first Anthropology graduate student to receive this honour.
Katy writes bi-weekly on her blog Bones Don't Lie. Katy also serves as the Associate Editor for Bioarchaeology for the Society for Archaeological Sciences. In addition to this work, she is the founder and co-editor of GradHacker, a collaborative blog for grad students on Inside Higher Ed. Katy's work is also featured on the MSU Research blog: Spartan Ideas.
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