I have recently completed my PhD in Bioarchaeology at UCL. My research focuses on differences in cross-sectional geometry and geometric morphometrics of the human tibia in Meroitic through Medieval Nubia (Sudan), comparing groups of nomads and sedentary farmers for social and sexual divisions of labor and activity. I have taught a number of undergraduate and masters-level courses at UCL in Archaeology and Arts & Sciences as well as a night course at Birkbeck.
I also coordinated a team of Student Engagers in UCL Museums. We are a group of 17 postgraduate students placed in the Petrie, Grant, and UCL Art Museums in order to spark conversations with visitors. I’ve broadened my public engagement work to bring interactive teaching and science communication to music festivals, parks, Burns, and pubs. I strongly believe that the non-academic public have an interest in learning about how our bones and bodies work, and take every opportunity to give formal and informal demonstrations.
Inspired by my research into bone remodeling and movement, I’m also a long-distance runner and yoga practitioner. Other academic side interests include learning about the nature of consciousness, early human evolution, and psychology of music.
I’m happy to give lectures to small groups and organizations on my research, or to give consultations on improving public engagement programming and object-based learning. Please contact me via email: stacyhackner (at) gmail (dot) com.
Note that I am based in London.
Finally, here’s a fun article I wrote for The Toast (RIP): Gal Scientist