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Leland Rogers, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate



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BSB 2102B


1007 W. Harrison Street

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Leland Rogers CV


My primary research interests are ancient DNA and ancient population genetics (human and animal) in a fully developed four-field approach to anthropological studies, particularly bioarchaeology. My regional interests are Eurasia, with a concentration in the Central Eurasian Steppe and spacialization in Mongolia. My current research focuses on animal domestication and population change over time on the Eurasian steppe, using ancient DNA methods in an archaeological context.  I am currently working with WIlliam Honeychurch at Yale University and his colleagues, who are excavating Bronze and early Iron Ages sites in southeastern Mongolia. My position at UIC is managing the Sloan Williams ancient DNA laboratory and teaching courses through the department of anthropology.


Postdoctoral Associate 2017-18 MacMillan Center, Yale University
PhD Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
MA Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
BA English Literature, Columbia University