Kristi Lewton


I am queer and I am a biological anthropologist and evolutionary anatomist.//

I’m an Assistant Professor researching postcranial functional morphology of primates and other mammals. My main interests lie in primate and human evolution and locomotion, and I study the anatomy and biomechanics of primate hindlimbs to understand the evolution of these structures. In addition to museum and laboratory research, I’ve conducted paleoanthropological fieldwork surveying for hominin fossils in South Africa and Ethiopia. I teach gross anatomy to medical and graduate students. I live in Los Angeles with my scientist wife and cats, and I enjoy going to natural history museums, being outdoors, and live music.

Twitter @KristiLewton