Colin Kasl


I’m gay and I’m a biological anthropology graduate student. //

I’m a gay graduate student studying biological anthropology and paleoanthropology at NYU. I have a background in archaeology and have worked in isotope, zooarchaeology, molecular, and osteological labs. My research is in functional morphology with my current project analyzing the trabecular bone in the talus of Homo naledi. Outside the lab I’m an adjunct instructor teaching human evolution. As a first-generation queer latinx student, I try to act as an example and advocate for my students and promote diversity in academia and STEM. I’m also an active HIV/AIDS advocate, striving for more open discussion, education, and less stigma within and outside the queer community.