Shara Bailey is an associate professor in the Department
of Anthropology at New York University and an associated
research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
serves as the director of undergraduate studies, the
director of the Women in Science Program in NYU's
College of Arts and Sciences, and is on the editorial
board of the Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology.
Bailey's research focuses on using teeth to answer
questions about human evolution.
has extensively researched Neanderthals and modern human
origins, including the earliest modern humans from
Europe and Africa.
is the recipient of two
Leakey Foundation Research Grants.