SoS 51- A Hairy History with Tina Lasisi

This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Tina Lasisi, a doctoral student in the department of anthropology at Penn State University. At Penn State, Tina’s research focuses on human evolution, variation in hair morphology and pigmentation, and social justice issues that intersect with her research. In this episode, she chats with Chris and Cara about advancing the study of human variation in hair morphology, moving beyond racial categorizations of hair in forensic anthropology, and her future research goals. To contact Tina, send her an email at or connect with her on Twitter or Instagram @TinaLasisi.

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.

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