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Christopher Stojanowski

Christopher.Stojanowski@asu.edu

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Mail Code: 2402

School of Human Evolution and Social Change 310 (Map)
(480)727-0768

Bio

Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

 Education

 Ph.D., 2001, Anthropology, University of New Mexico (with distinction)

 

Bio

Research:

Christopher Stojanowski is a bioarchaeologist who specializes in the analysis of human phenotypic variation and microevolution. Stojanowski's research focuses on population history and structure and he has written on community organization and ethnogenesis in the colonial Southeast, Archaic period human biological variation in North America, and Early and Middle Holocene human climatic adaptations in the Sahara Desert. He is interested in dentition, generally, spatial analysis, and multivariate analysis of complex phenotypes. He is currently PI of the Gobero Archaeological Project focusing on North African prehistoru and a project titled Dental Motphology and Phenomics that uses 3D scan to examine patterns of human dental variation within evolutionary contexts  Both projects are funded by the National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, Dental Anthropology, Phenotypic Evolution, Human Migration, Southeastern United States, North Africa, Spanish Missions, Forensic Anthropology, Biohistory

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 452 Dental Anthropology
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 552 Dental Anthropology
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 191 First-Year Seminar
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 591 Seminar
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 452 Dental Anthropology
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 552 Dental Anthropology
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 275 Forensic Anthropology

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. CM Stojanowski. Iwo Eleru’s place among Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene populations of North and East Africa. Journal of Human Evolution (2014).

  2. CM Stojanowski, CL Carver, KM Miller. Incisor avulsion, social identity and Saharan population history: New data from the Early Holocene southern Sahara. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (2014).

  3. CM Stojanowski, KJ Knudson. Human mobility responses to climatic deterioration and aridification in the Middle Holocene Southern Sahara. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2014).

  4. Book chapter: WN Duncan, CM Stojanowski. Why some bodies matter: Defacement and narrative in historical forensic cases. Forensic and Bioarchaeological Approaches to Interpreting Violence. Cambridge University Press (2014).

  5. Stojanowski, CM. Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples: Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida. University Press of Florida (2013).

  6. Review of: Sticks, Stones & Broken Bones. Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2013).

  7. Review of: Uncovering Identity in Mortuary Analysis. Community-Sensitive Methods for Identifying Group Affiliation in Historical Cemeteries. Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2013).

  8. Johnson KM, Stojanowski CM, Doran GA. New evidence on the spatiotemporal distribution and evolution of the Uto-Aztecan premolar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2011).

  9. Stojanowski CM. Social dimensions of evolutionary research: discovering Native American history in colonial southeastern U.S.. Evolution: Education and Outreach (2011).

  10. Stojanowski CM, Carver CL. Inference of emergent cattle pastoralism in the central Sahara Desert based on localized hypoplasia of the primary canine. International Journal of Paleopathology (2011).

  11. Stojanowski CM, Euber JA. Comparability of Hrdlicka’s Catalog of Crania data based on measurement landmark definitions. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2011).

  12. Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM. Labial canine talon cusp from the Early Holocene site of Gobero, central Sahara Desert, Niger. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (2011).

  13. Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM. Preliminary radiocarbon dates from Florida crania in Hrdlicka’s Gulf States catalog. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2011).

  14. Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM, Doran GH, Ricklis RA. Talon cusps from two Early Archaic cemeteries in North America: Implications for comparative evolutionary morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2011).

  15. Stojanowski CM, Knudson KJ. Biogeochemical inference of mobility of Early Holocene fisher-foragers from the southern Sahara Desert. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2011).

  16. Book chapter: Stojanowski CM, Duncan WN. Heredity and cranial morphology: A forensic case study from Spanish colonial Georgia.. The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Deformation, and Decoration. University Press of Florida (2011).

  17. Stojanowski, CM. Bioarchaeology of Ethnogenesis in the Colonial Southeast. University Press of Florida (2010).

  18. Seidemann, Ryan M., Stojanowski, Christopher M., and Rich, Fredrik J.. The identification of a human skull recovered from an eBay sale. Journal of Forensic Sciences (2009).

  19. Stojanowski, Christopher M, Duncan, William N.. Historiography and forensic analysis of the Fort King George "Skull": Craniometric assessment using the specific population approach. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2009).

  20. Edited book: Knudson, Kelly J. and Stojanowski, Christopher M.. Bioarchaeology of Identity in the Americas. University Press of Florida (2009).

  21. Book chapter: Knudson, Kelly J. and Stojanowski, Christopher M.. Bioarchaeology of identity in the Americas. Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas. U Press of Florida (2009).

  22. Book chapter: Stojanowski, Christopher M.. Bridging histories: the bioarchaeology of identity in postcontact Florida. Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas. U Press of Florida (2009).

  23. Duncan, William N. and Stojanowski, Christopher M.. A case of squamosal craniosynostosis from the 16th century Southeastern United States.. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (2008).

  24. Knudson, Kelly J. and Stojanowski, Christopher M.. New directions in bioarchaeology. Journal of Archaeological Research (2008).

  25. PC Sereno, EAA Garcea, H Jousse, CM Stojanowski, J-F Saliege, A Maga, O Ide, KJ Knudson, AM Mercuri, TW Stafford, TG Kaye, C Giraudi, I Massamba N'siala, E Cocca, HM Moots.. Lakeside cemeteries in the Sahara: 5000 years of Holocene population and environmental change. PLoS ONE (2008).

  26. Stojanowski, Christopher M. and Duncan, William N. Anthropological Contributions to the Cause of the Georgia Martyrs. Georgia Southern Museum (2008).

  27. Christopher Stojanowski. Commentary on Hillson et al.'s Alternative dental measurements. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2007).

  28. Christopher Stojanowski, C Larsen, T Tung, B McEwan. Biological structure and health implications from tooth size at mission San Luis de Apalachee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2007).

  29. Stojanowski, Christopher. Report on skeletal remains for attorney general of the state of Louisiana, case ID number 33-238 (2007).

  30. W Duncan, Christopher Stojanowski. A case of squamosal craniosynostosis from the 16th century Southeastern United States. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (2007).

  31. Book chapter: Larsen, C S (Author) ,Hutchinson, D L (Author) ,Stojanowski, Christopher (Author) ,Williamson, M A (Author) ,Griffin, M C (Author) ,Simpson, S W (Author) ,Ruff, C B (Author) ,Schoeninger, M J (Author) ,Lynette, L (Author) ,Teaford, M F (Author) ,Driscoll, E (Author) ,Schmidt, C W (Author) ,Tung, T A (Author) . Health and lifestyle in Georgia and Florida: Agricultural origins and intensification in regional perspective. Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Economic and Political Intensification. University Press of Florida (2007).

  32. Christopher Stojanowski, M Schillaci. Phenotypic approaches for understanding patterns of intracemetery biological variation. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology (2006).

  33. Christopher Stojanowski. Biological structure of the San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale mission cemetery. Southeastern Archaeology (2005).

  34. Christopher Stojanowski. Spanish colonial effects on Native American mating structure and genetic variability in northern and central Florida: Evidence from Apalachee and Western Timucua. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2005).

  35. Christopher Stojanowski. The bioarchaeology of identity in Spanish colonial Florida: Social and evolutionary transformation before, during, and after demographic collapse. American Anthropologist (2005).

  36. Christopher Stojanowski, Jane Buikstra. Research trends in human osteology: A content analysis of papers published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2005).

  37. M Schillaci, Christopher Stojanowski. Social structure and biosocial interaction among the prehistoric Tewa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2005).

  38. Stojanowski, Christopher M.. Biocultural Histories in La Florida: A Bioarchaeological Perspective. University of Alabama Press (2005).

  39. Christopher Stojanowski. Population history of native groups in pre- and postcontact Spanish Florida: Aggregation, gene flow, and genetic drift on the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2004).

  40. Christopher Stojanowski, J Buikstra. Biodistance analysis, a biocultural enterprise: A rejoinder to Armelagos and Van Gerven. American Anthropologist (2004).

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Presentations

  1. KS Paul, CM Stojanowski The utility of deciduous dental morphology in reconstructing biological relationships: implications for bioarchaeological research. Southwestern Association of Biological Anthropologists annual meeting, Tucson, AZ. (Nov 2014).
  2. CM Stojanowski Identity and ethnogenesis in the colonial Southeast: the evolution of research designs and problem orientations in bioarchaeological research. Western Bioarchaeology Group Annual Meeting. (Oct 2014).
  3. KS Paul, CM Stojanowski A performance analysis of deciduous morphology in the detection of biological siblings. 16th International Symposium on Dental Morphology (ISDM) and 1st Congress of the International Assoc. (Aug 2014).
  4. CM Stojanowski The utlity of intra-community approaches in bioarchaeology. The Link between Mortuary Analysis and Advances in Scientific Methods: Developing Cultural Context.. (Apr 2014).
  5. KM Johnson, CM Stojanowski A biological approach to identifying kin: a case study from modern-day coastal Kenya. Bioarchaeological Approaches to Kinship: Bridging Biology, Social Relatedness, and Theory. Society f. (Apr 2014).
  6. AR Hubbard, CM Stojanowski A biological approach to identifying kin: a case study from modern-day coastal Kenya.. Bioarchaeological Approaches to Kinship: Bridging Biology, Social Relatedness, and Theory. Society f. (Apr 2014).
  7. CM Stojanowski Establishing a Bioarchaeology of Community.. Establishing a Bioarchaeology of Community. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting.. (Apr 2014).
  8. Stojanowski CM Narrative, meaning and the future of bioarchaeology. he Evolution of Biological Anthropology: Defining a Future Discipline. Wiley-Blackwell Symposium. (Apr 2013).
  9. Duncan WN, Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM Sinodonty and beyond: reasserting the relevance of dental anthropology for understanding the peopling of the New World.. Variation in human dental form: A symposium in honor of Edward F. Harris. AAPA. (Apr 2013).
  10. Carver CL, Stojanowski CM Cervicometrics and intra-Iberomaurusian phenotypic variability.. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.. (Apr 2013).
  11. Paul KS, Stojanowski CM Biological and spatial structure of an Early Classic Period cemetery at Charco Redondo, Oaxaca. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting. (Apr 2012).
  12. Stojanowski CM Micro and macro scale bioarchaeology infers Holocene population history in the Central Sahara Desert. University of Oklahoma, Department of Anthropology Seminar Series. (May 2010).
  13. Pearson OM, Stojanowski CM Appendicular morphology and ecogeographic adaptations of the early Holocene skeletons from Gobero, Niger.. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2010).
  14. Spence JE, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Stojanowski CM, Schwartz GT Growth and health status of Holocene occupant of Gobero, Central Sahara Desert: An analysis of linear enamel hypoplasias. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2010).
  15. Carver CL, Stojanowski CM Localized hypoplasias of the primary canine from the Early and Middle Holocene Gobero site. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2010).
  16. Christopher Stojanowski Holocene human adaptations in the central Sahara: A bioarchaeological perspective. Field Museum A Watson Armour Lecture Series. (Apr 2009).
  17. William Duncan, Christopher Stojanowski An alternative approach to cranial allocation in an historical forensic case study from Spanish colonial Georgia. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2009).
  18. Katherine Miller, Christopher Stojanowski Biological structure of the Early and Middle Holocene Gobero site burial complex, Niger, Western Sahara Desert. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.. (Apr 2009).
  19. Christopher Stojanowski Recognizing population displacements and replacements in prehistory: A view from North Africa. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.. (Apr 2009).
  20. Amy Rector, Christopher Stojanowski Contextualizing mammalian microevolutionary trends in the fauna of Boomplaas Cave, Western Cape, South Africa.. The Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting.. (Apr 2009).
  21. Stojanowski, Christopher The people of Gobero: A bioarchaeological perspective. National Geographic Live. (Oct 2008).
  22. Stojanowski, Christopher Biological structure and popilationa affinity of burial components at Gobero: Intra-site and regional perspectives. Society of Africanist Archaeologists Annual Meeting. (Sep 2008).
  23. Knudson, Kelly , Stojanowski, Christopher Recent bioarchaeological and biogeochemical research at Gobero: Paleodiet and residential mobility in the Early and Middle Holocene. Society of Africanist Archaeologists Annual Meeting. (Sep 2008).
  24. Stojanowski, Christopher The People of Gobero. National Geographic Society Press Conference. (Aug 2008).
  25. Stojanowski, Christopher Small sample aggregation in bioarchaeology: Necessary and preferred. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2008).
  26. Stojanowski, Christopher Bioarchaeology and the study of identity in colonial contexts. The Dead Tell Tales: Jane E. Buikstra and Narratives of the Past (Part 1). Society for American Arch. (Apr 2006).
  27. Stojanowski, Christopher, Schillaci, M, Doran, G Intracemetery biological patterning at Windover Pond. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Mar 2006).
  28. Stojanowski, Christopher, Duncan, W Forensic anthropological analysis of the reputed remains of Fray Pedro de Corpa/Fray Francisco de Verascola: An anthropological contribution to the Cause of the Georgia Martyrs. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. (Apr 2005).
  29. Schillaci, M, Stojanowski, Christopher Regional patterns of sex specific gene flow among the prehistoric Tewa Indians of north central New Mexico. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.
  30. Stojanowski, Christopher Changes in phenotypic variability during the mission period of Florida. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.
  31. Stojanowski, Christopher Bridging histories: The bioarchaeology of Seminole ethnogenesis. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.
  32. Stojanowski, Christopher Postcolonial transformation in La Florida: Seminole ethnogenesis reconsidered Tensions, Theory and Directions in Bioarchaeology. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Buikstra,Jane Ellen * , Stojanowski,Christopher , . Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Family Resilience and Social Change. NSF-ENG-BCS (8/15/2014 - 7/31/2016).
  2. Stojanowski,Christopher * Femiani,John C . Integrating developmental morphogenetic theory and dental biodistance practices. NSF-SBE (9/1/2011 - 5/31/2016).
  3. Stojanowski,Christopher * Buikstra,Jane Ellen Knudson,Kelly . Bioarchaeoligical Reconstruction of Early and Middle Holocene Human Adaptations Across the Sahara-Sahel Border. NSF-SBE (8/1/2008 - 12/31/2013).
  4. Stojanowski,Christopher * Knudson,Kelly . Biocultural Adaptations to Climatic Instability During the Early and Middle Holocene in the Western Sahara Desert. WENNER-GREN FDN (1/1/2008 - 7/31/2009).
  5. Stojanowski,Christopher * Knudson,Kelly Wilbur,Alicia Kay . SGER: Bioarchaeological Fieldwork and Exploratory Biochemical Testing at Gobero, Republic of Niger. NSF-SBE (8/1/2006 - 4/30/2007).

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Service

  1. Bioscience Institutional Review Board, member (2014 - present)
  2. American Anthropologist, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  3. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  4. CRC Press, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  5. Cambridge University press, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  6. Cengage Learning, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  7. Current Anthropology, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  8. Florida Historical Quarterly, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  9. Homo, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  10. Human Biology, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  11. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  12. International Journal of Paleopatholgoy, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  13. Nature Publishing Group - Scientific Reports, Editorial Board Member (2014 - present)
  14. Norton Publishers, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  15. Southeastern Archaeology, Reviewer (2014 - present)
  16. American Antiquity, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  17. Chungara, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  18. Current Anthropology, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  19. International Journal of Paleopathology, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  20. Journal of Cranio-Maxillary Diseases, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  21. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  22. Journal of Oral Diseases, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  23. National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  24. The Anatomical Record, Reviewer (2013 - present)
  25. Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - present)
  26. Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - present)
  27. Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - present)
  28. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Reviewer (2009 - present)
  29. Museum Committee, Member (2009 - present)
  30. Faculty Senate, Member (2008 - present)
  31. Origination Committee, Member (2008 - present)
  32. SHESC Undergraduate Committee, Member (2006 - present)
  33. Louisiana Board of Regents, Reviewer (2014)
  34. Faculty Senate, SHESC Representative (2009)
  35. Undergraduate Committee, Member (2009)
  36. SHESC Undergraduate Honors Curriculum Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  37. Center for Bioarchaeological Research Website Design, Organizer (2006 - 2007)
  38. Web Design and Implementation Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  39. SHESC Undergraduate Committee, member (2005 - 2007)
  40. Order of Friars Minor, Consultant for forensic osteological analysis of Pedro de Corpa, subject of canonization proceedings (2003 - 2006)

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