About our Project

The goal of this project is to track the relationships among PhDs in Physical Anthropology. Back in 2013, we were inspired by a paper by Elizabeth Kelley and Robert Sussman in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, which presented "genealogy data" on field primatologists. Genealogy is probably the more accurate term, but we like to think of it as a phylogenetic tree. Using web tools, we are expanding on previous work by providing interactive visualizations of this data, and by allowing people from all over the world to contribute their data.

W. Andrew Barr
Andrew is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at George Washington University. He studies the environmental context of early human evolution. His PhD advisor at UT Austin was Denné Reed
Brett Nachman
Brett is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies early Eocene mammalian evolution, as well as the paleoenvironmental context of modern human subsistence strategies in the late Pleistocene. His PhD advisor is John Kappelman
Liza Shapiro
Liza is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the functional morphology and evolution of primate locomotion. Her PhD advisor at Stony Brook University was Bill Jungers