Shriya Amin

Doctoral Student


Shriya Amin is a Ben Franklin Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in biological anthropology with a concentration in ancient genetic studies. She is interested in intercultural relationships and interactions between ancient peoples, and how these are reflected in the genome. Her work is focused on the Minoans, a Bronze Age (c. 3300-1100 BCE) population who lived on the island of Crete, off the coast of Greece. She sees the ancient world as a wealth of information, knowledge, and answers to questions we as humans have been asking for millennia, and hopes to uncover some of them through her work.


Education: B.S. Genetics, Clemson University, 2022

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Ancient DNA, Bioanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Cross-cultural studies, Genetics


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