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Karban '08 Receives Dissertation Fellowship

Miranda
Miranda Karban '08

May 11, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Miranda (Utzinger) Karban ’08, a graduate student in biological anthropology, has received a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Iowa.

The highly competitive fellowships are designed to fund the completion of Ph.D. research and dissertation writing. Karban’s research focuses on cranial growth patterns in modern humans and Neanderthals.

Karban received a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Illinois Wesleyan, and earned a master’s degree in archaeology from Illinois State University in 2010.