Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Lauren Schroeder is an Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology at UTM. She holds a PhD in Palaeoanthropology from the University of Cape Town, and joined UofT after completing a postdoctoral appointment at the University at Buffalo. Her research involves the application of evolutionary quantitative genetics approaches to reconstruct the evolutionary processes underlying hominin morphological variation. She has previously been involved in both the Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi projects as part of the research team studying these important South African fossil hominins. In 2015, she was named one of Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans. She was recently named as one of SN 10: Scientists to Watch for 2023, the ScienceNews list of 10 early and mid-career scientists who are making extraordinary contributions to their field, and was awarded the 2023 UTM Annual Research Prize in the Sciences. Her current projects span work on evolutionary processes, including hybridization, as well as work that interrogates the colonial history of the field of palaeoanthropology.

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