• Anissa Speakman
  • Advisor: Dr. Rob Scott
  • Focus Area: Non-Human Primates

    I received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in 2017. I completed a senior thesis in Anthropology, Sex Differences in the Dental Health of the Tepe Hissar Peoples under the supervision of Dr. Karen Rosenberg, and in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. I joined the PhD program at Rutgers in 2018.


    I am currently participating in a study of etiology of microwear on teeth using feeding experiments on pigs at the Rutgers Farm.


    Climate and human evolution, hominin diet, dietary adaptations. I am broadly interested in the effect of climate and environmental changes on the evolution of diet and dietary adaptations.