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Katie Bailey

PhD
Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Biological Anthropology
Contact
  • katie_9808@tamu.edu
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Advisor
Gursky
Program
Biological Anthropology

Bio

Katie Bailey received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in June 2012.  Her research will focus on locomotion, positional behavior and functional morphology in non-human primates in Southeast Asia.  She is also interested in assessing habitat use in relationship to positional behavior.  Southeast Asia is a biologically diverse hotspot, and therefore she will also focus on conservation of non-human primates.

Following graduation with my bachelors in anthropology from the Ohio State University in 2012 I entered graduate school committed to studying locomotion in colobine monkeys. I recognized the discrepancy in the literature with regards to the locomotion of the douc langurs (Pygahtirx spp.) and I subsequently developed two projects to resolve these discrepancies. First, for my masters, I studied the functional morphology of their scapula. Second, for my dissertation, I studied the locomotor behavior of the red-shanked douc langur, which had yet to be exclusively studied in the wild for any of the three species of douc langurs. During graduate school, I have had the opportunity to be instructor of record for two different classes: Introduction to Biological Anthropology and The Primates. I also taught four semesters of the lab component to Introduction to Biological Anthropology. I have an expected graduation of August 2018 and am seeking employment in academia.