Nicolette M. Edwards

Graduate Student



Office Location

Heroy Hall 429




BA Anthropology, University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Nicolette is currently a PhD student of Anthropology at SMU and entered the program in Fall of 2018. Nicolette received her BA of Anthropology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Spring 2017, and her MA of Anthropology from SMU in Spring of 2020.

Nicolette's current dissertation research consists of an ethnoarchaeological project of Central African foragers incorporating isotopic and faunal analysis to study meat-sharing patterns and focusing on women's role within these social and dietary practices. Nicolette is also interested in the ancient history of Central African foragers, particularly in the Central African Republic (CAR) which is largely overlooked when discussing ancient Tropical Africa.

Nicolette was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring of 2020. Nicolette also received a Garry A. Weber Graduate Fellowship and an Institute of the Study of Earth and Man Research Grant to support a research trip to CAR in December of 2019 and January of 2020 to conduct archaeological excavation at the rock shelter site of Nangara-Komba alongside Dr. Karen Lupo.

Entered program in 2018

Nicolette Edwards