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Focus On EMU: Anthropology Professor Gets Spotlight On Smithsonian Channel

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

EMU anthropology professor Megan Moore recently did research on Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War general who may have actually been a woman.  Now, her work will presented on an episode of "America's Hidden Stories" on the Smithsonian Channel.  Dr. Moore talks about her work, as well as a special screening of the episode, with WEMU's Patrick Campion on this week's "Focus on EMU."

Please come celebrate Professor Megan Moore's research by joining us at a pre-release party!

EMU Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Megan Moore, will be featured in the Monday, April 8, 2019, 8:00 pm broadcast of Smithsonian Channel’s “America’s Hidden Stories:  The General Was Female?

If you want to be the first person on your block to see the show, we have some good news!  Smithsonian Channel has given EMU special permission to hold an Advance Showing of the episode on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 4:00 in Strong Hall Auditorium.

Professor Moore’s research in human skeletal biology ranges from bioarchaeology of ancient populations in France to forensic and biomedical anthropology of modern Americans.  Her expertise is featured in episode six of Smithsonian Channel’s show, “America’s Hidden Stories,” in which her team solves a big question about sex and gender of General Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War hero.  Dr. Moore will hold a Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

This event is open to the wider community.  LBC Credit is available.

Sponsored by the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology Department, the Anthropology Club, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Research Development & Administration, the Office of Research Compliance.   

About Megan Moore

Professor Moore’s research in human skeletal biology ranges from bioarchaeology of ancient populations in France to forensic and biomedical anthropology of modern Americans.  She recently developed a bioarchaeological field school in Northern France to analyze skeletons excavated from an early medieval cemetery.  Her other research focuses on the effects of obesity (i.e. body mass) on the skeleton.  She has taught several forensic anthropology short courses in Bogota, Colombia working for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) to train Colombian forensic professionals.  She previously served as the coordinator of a medical imaging project, which conducted computed tomographic (CT) scans of over 600 modern donated skeletons from Tennessee and New Mexico. During the summers of 1999 and 2000, she worked with the Physicians for Human Rights in Cyprus as a Forensic Anthropologist to identify and repatriate remains from the 1974 war in Cyprus.  She worked on archaeological teams in Cyprus, Arizona, and conducted CRM work in Ohio and Tennessee.  She currently serves as a Forensic Anthropology consultant for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office in Detroit.


EMU Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Megan K. Moore

America's Hidden Stories

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