Alexandra Kralick


Alexandra Kralick is a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Anthropology and an NSF GRFP Fellow. She studies the growth and development of sex differences in the great ape and human skeleton, and in particular, the lack of a clear sex binary. Her dissertation examines the skeletons and dentitions of two male types of orangutans, flanged and unflanged. Her previous work is on gorilla dental development and wrist bone shape. She is also involved in public science communication, you can follow her on Twitter @BioAnthFunFacts.

American Association of Biological Anthropologists Student Presentation Prize
Presentation Title: "Relative Leg-to-Arm Strength Proportions in Bornean and Sumatran Orangutans"


B.S. Biological Anthropology, The George Washington University, 2014

Research Interests

Human evolution, feminist biology, great apes, sexual selection, reproduction, osteology, morphology, life history

Selected Publications

2021. with Kate McGrath "More severe stress markers in the teeth of flanged versus unflanged orangutans (Pongo spp.)" American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Graduate Status