• Instructional Assistant Professor
Research Areas
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: 979-845-5242
  • Email: andersm@tamu.edu
  • Office: Anthropology 224
Monya Anderson


Courses Taught:

  • ANTH 201 – Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 205 – Peoples & Cultures of the World
  • ANTH 225 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 226 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
  • ANTH 312: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution
  • ANTH 415: Anthropological Writing
  • ANTH 601: Biological Anthropology

Educational Background

  • PhD, University of Oregon, 2019

Research Interests

    • Paleoprimatology
    • Functional Morphology
    • Paleoecology
    • Comparative Anatomy
    • Plio-Pleistocene Cercopithecidae
    • Primate Evolution

    Current Research Projects

    • Niche Separation and Functional in the Large-Bodied Fossil Colobines (Ethiopia and Kenya), Principal Investigator (2015-present)

    • Funding: NSF DDIG (Proposal No. 1650923)

    • Cercopithecidae in Biochronology of African Plio-Pleistocene hominin sites (2012 – present), Principal Investigators: Dr. Stephen Frost and Dr. Chris Gilbert

    • Collaborators: Dr. Eric Delson and Kelsey Pugh

    • Funding: Wenner-Gren Foundation, NYCEP, PSC-CUNY faculty research award program

    • Woranso-Mille and Middle Awash Fossil Cercopithecidae, Principal Investigator: Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Collaborator: Dr. Stephen Frost

Selected Publications

    • Prep Anderson M. Functional Morphology and Taxonomic Status of the Large-Bodied Colobine Fossil L895-1 from Upper Member G, Shungura Formation, Ethiopia.

    • Prep Frost SF, Anderson M, Reda, H, Simons EA. Fossil Cercopithecidae from the Matabaietu, Bouri, and Burka Formations, Middle Awash Valley, Afar State, Ethiopia.

    • 2021 Arenson JL, Simons E, Anderson M, Eller A, White FJ, Frost SR. Geographic variation in cranial form of wild fascicularis-group macaques and comparison to two translocated captive populations (Primates, Cercopithecidae). Am J Bio Anthropol, 178(3), DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24505

    • 2021 Anderson M. An assessment of the postcranial skeleton of the Paracolobus mutiwa (Primates: Colobinae) specimen KNM-WT 16827 from Lomekwi, West Turkana, Kenya. J Hum Evol 156: 103012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.103012

    • 2020 Harcourt-Smith WH, Anderson M, Fernandez A, Ting N, Frost, S, Delson E. The postcranial morphology and inferred locomotor behavior of the early Pleistocene Eurasian cercopithecine Paradolichopithecus arevenensis. Am J Bio Anthropol. 171(S69): 113.

    • 2018 Gilbert CC, Pugh K, Anderson M, Frost SR, Delson E. Evolution of the modern baboon (Papio hamadryas): A reassessment of the African Plio-Pleistocene record. J Hum Evol 122: 38-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.04.012