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