Education

Expected 2019  Ph.D. Anthropology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY); affiliated with New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)

May 2013  M.Phil. Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

May 2007  B.S. Biotechnology, Marywood University (Scranton, PA)


Academic
Appointments

Aug 2012 – May 2017  Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College, CUNY

Aug 2013 – May 2016  Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College, CUNY

Oct 2011 – Dec 2012  Adjunct Researcher, New York University (PI: Shara Bailey)


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

In prep  Astorino CM, Paul KS, Bailey SE
A test of the patterning cascade model: Carabelli’s trait and hypocone expression in dm2-M3 across modern human dental complexes.

In prep  Astorino CM
Effects of age on sexual dimorphism in the adult modern human skull.

2019  Astorino CM
Beyond dimorphism: sexual polymorphism and research bias in biological anthropology. American Anthropologist. 121(2):489-490. PDF

2017  Paul KS, Astorino CM, Bailey SE
The patterning cascade model and Carabelli’s trait expression in metameres of the mixed human dentition. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162:3-18. PDF

2014  Bailey SE, Benazzi S, Souday C, Astorino C, Paul K, Hublin JJ
Taxonomic differences in deciduous upper second molar crown outlines of Homo sapiens, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo erectusJournal of Human Evolution, 72:1-9. PDF
 

Conference Presentations

2018  Astorino CM, Paul KS, Bailey SE
A test of the patterning cascade model: Carabelli’s trait and hypocone expression in dm2-M3 across modern human dental complexes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S66:14.

2017  Schmitt CA, Astorino CM, Meredith SL
Queer developments: LGBTQIA perspectives on ontogeny, growth and development, and ranges of variation in human and nonhuman primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S64:348.

2016  Astorino CM
Effects of age on sexual dimorphism in the adult modern human skull. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S62:24.

2016  Bailey SE, Benazzi S, Buti L, Paul K, Astorino C, Hublin JJ
A morphometric approach to Butler’s field concept: the deciduous and permanent molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S62:29.

2015  Astorino CM, Paul KS, Bailey SE
The patterning cascade model and Carabelli’s cusp expression in metameres of the mixed human dentition. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S60:72-73.

2014  Astorino CM
The use of 3D GM models to investigate sexual dimorphism in human foramen magnum shape: a preliminary analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S58:69.

2014  Bae CJ, Astorino CM, Guyomarc’h P, Jin JJH
Late Pleistocene modern humans east of Zhoukoudian Upper Cave? Morphometric perspectives of hominin fossils from Ryonggok Cave (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S58:70.

2014  Bailey SE, Benazzi S, Souday C, Astorino CM, Paul K, Hublin JJ
Taxonomic differences in deciduous upper second molar crown outline of H. sapiens, H. neanderthalensis, and H. erectus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S58:71.

2014  Cooke SB, Villaseñor A, Boyd KL, Astorino CM, Freidline SE, Hublin JJ
Palate shape and diet in Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S58:96.

2013  Bae CJ, Astorino CM, Jin JH
Late Pleistocene hominin fossils from Ryonggok (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea): linear and geometric morphometric perspectives. Society of American Archaeology, S78:49.

2013  Bailey S, Benazzi, Astorino CM, Paul K, Hublin JJ
More insights from above: comparison of upper deciduous second molar and permanent first molar morphology in Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. Paleoanthropology Society, S22:9.

2012  Astorino CM
The use of semilandmark methods to discriminate modern human crania by sex and ancestry: a pilot study. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S54:87.

2011  Astorino CM, Rothman JA
Primates consume functional foods: antioxidant properties of leaves eaten by gorillas and monkeys in Ugandan rainforests. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S52:78.


Invited Talks

April 2019 Beyond dimorphism: sexual polymorphism and research bias in human biology. Boston University, Boston, MA.

Oct 2015  Sexual dimorphism in modern humans. Northwestern Illinois University, Chicago, IL


Grants &
Fellowships

External Grants

April 2013  Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant 8635 ($19,941)

April 2017  American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship ($20,000)

Aug 2016 – May 2018  Point Foundation Fellowship for LGBT Scholars ($8,900/year)

Feb 2014  William S. Pollitzer Student Travel Award, American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) ($500)

April 2012  Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid of Research G20121160190 ($600)
 

Internal Grants

Aug 2008 – May 2013  CUNY GC Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship ($90,000)

Aug 2008 – May 2011  NYCEP IGERT Traineeship Award ($36,000)

Aug 2012 – May 2013  Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship ($20,801)

Aug 2018 – May 2019  Dean K Harrison Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000)

Nov 2011  CUNY GC Doctoral Student Research Grant Competition 7 ($600)      

Jan 2009 – Jan 2012  Zalk Conference Travel Award, CUNY GC ($300/year)


Awards
& Honors

April 15  Turner-CUPs Poster Competition Award ($500), Dental Anthropology Association (DAA)


Teaching
Experience

Aug 2009 – May 2017  Lehman College, CUNY, 3 Courses: Introduction to Human Evolution (lecture and lab); Introduction to Human Variation (lecture and lab); Human Evolutionary Biology (lecture and lab)

Aug 2013 – May 2016  Hunter College, CUNY, Introduction to Human Evolution (lab)

Aug 2013 – Jan 2014  New York University, Dental Anthropology (lab)


Research
Experience

Jun 2010  Osteological Intern, Universität Tübingen (Joachin Wahl)

July 2011  Visiting Researcher, New York Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (NY OCME), Forensic Anthropology Unit


Short Course
Training

May 2011  Death Scene Archaeology, Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology Short Courses, Mercyhurst University (Dennis Dirkmaat)

May 2011 – June 2011  Human Osteology Laboratory Methods, Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology Short Courses, Mercyhurst University (Steve Ousley)

June 2011  Trauma and Pseudo-Trauma, Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology Short Courses, Mercyhurst University (Steve Symes)


Fieldwork

July 2010 – Aug 2010  Slavia Mortuary Archaeology Field School, Slavia Program, Drawsko, Poland (Marek Polcyn)

June 2007 – July 2007  Range Creek Canyon Archaeology Field School, University of Utah, Range Creek, Utah (Duncan Metcalfe)


Professional
Service

Departmental Service

Aug 2012 – May 2013  Physical Anthropology Student Representative, Executive Committee,
Aug 2014 – present      Anthropology Program, CUNY Graduate Center

Aug 2009 – May 2012  Graduate Seminar Student Organizer, NYCEP

Aug 2016 – present  Founder, NYCEP Initiative to Support Diversity in Science (NISDS), A group to discuss issues of diversity and support women, people of color, and LGBTQIA NYCEP affiliates.

April 2014 – present  Safe Zone LGBTIA Student Representative, CUNY GC, Physical Anthropology Program
 

Service to Field

April 2018 - present  Steering Committee, gAyAPA - a subcommittee of AAPA's Committee on Diversity, serving LGBTQQIAA members and allies

Feb 2014 – present  Co-Chair Button Committee, gAyAPA; raised donations to fund and promote awareness of gAyAPA

Sep 2015 – present  Graduate Mentor, NYU Women in Natural Sciences (NYU-WINS)
 

Science Outreach

Aug 2017  Meet the Scientist, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

May 2013  Career Day Guest Speaker, Great Oaks Charter School (Grades 3-6), Newark, NJ


Media Coverage

March 12, 2019 EurekAlert!, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Revamping science: making room for more voices.

Feb 13, 2018  CUNY GC News
Two Ph.D. students receive $20,000 grants from American Association of University Women.


Professional
Affiliations

Jan 2009 – present  American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)

Mar 2007 – present  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Sep 2015 – present  Paleoanthropology Society

April 2015 – present  Dental Anthropology Association (DAA)

Dec 2016 – present  Society of Developmental Biology (SDB)

Dec 2016 – present  Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)

Nov 2012 – Oct 2017  American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

Dec 2016 – present  Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Dec 2016 – present  American Association of University Women (AAUW)


References

Available upon request