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Sarah Schrader


MS 2010, Anthropology
PHD 2013, Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Leiden University (Leiden, Netherlands)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Sarah Schrader’s research focuses on the bioarcheological reconstruction of daily activities. Her research is of sociopolitical complexity and resultant inequalities, health disparities, and violence as well as mobility, migration, and ancient diaspora. She uses musculoskeletal attachment sites as well as stable isotope analysis to elucidate physical activities and dietary practices in Ancient Nubia. More broadly, through the analysis of human bone, Dr. Schrader addresses questions of workload, social identity, and agency. Dr. Schrader is currently excavating the site of Abu Fatima, an Ancient Nubian cemetery (2,500-1,500 BCE), near the Third Cataract of the Nile.

Dr. Schrader is head of the Laboratory for Human Osteoarcheology.

In addition to her work teaching at Leiden she also has teaching experience at the University of Notre Dame, the University California (Santa Cruz), Western Michigan University, and Purdue University.

Dr. Schrader has also completed and continues ongoing research and archaeological fieldwork in various other locations around the globe.