Amanda Wissler
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

I am broadly trained biological anthropologist with experience in human anatomy, archaeology, and forensic anthropology. My research focuses on biocultural approaches to frailty and resiliency and how emerging infectious diseases intersect with inequality, racism, and sexism. I employ epidemiological and demographic methods by combining skeletal data with archival information to explore forces that shape health and survival during major epidemiological events such as the 1918 influenza pandemic.

I am accepting graduate students for the 2025-2026 academic year, particularly those with with an interest in studying interactions between tuberculosis, influenza, inequality, and/or other demographic factors in the early 20th Century.
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