Dr. Milena Shattuck is a doctoral lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. She teaches the Human Biology Senior Capstone and serves as an advisor to human biology majors.
As a biological anthropologist interested in understanding human evolution using multiple perspectives, Dr. Shattuck’s main focus has been genetics, particularly as it relates to the brain and behavioral evolution. She has also participated in collaborative research using behavior, endocrinology, morphology, life history and cultural anthropology to better understand human biology. Some of Dr. Shattuck’s research on human evolution has been featured in leading publications such as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Shattuck received her BS and BA in biology and biological anthropology from the University of California. She later obtained her PhD in anthropology from the University of Illinois. After graduating, Dr. Shattuck worked as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University for the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology before moving to New York and working as an adjunct for both New York University and Hunter College. She became a doctoral lecturer for human biology in the Department of Anthropology in 2017.