Darshana (darcy) Shapiro

Research + Teaching

Museum + Field


About me

I'm an evolutionary anthropologist and science communicator. I've worked in natural history museums, excavated and prepared fossils, and written about human evolution for Massive Science and PBS Eons. I currently teach in the Anthropology and English Departments at Rutgers University, as well as develop content for and manage the social media accounts of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies.

I received a BS in Anthropology (with a minor in Paleontology) from the University of Michigan in 2009 and a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2016.