Michelle Hrivnyak

Michelle Hrivnyak
Faculty Specialist II of IIAS
(269) 387-4133
1023 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5494
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Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5494 USA
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Cornell University
  • Ph.D., University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Dr. Michelle Hrivnyak is a faculty specialist within the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies at Western Michigan University. Hrivnyak is trained as both an archaeologist and biological anthropologist and has worked on a range of fieldwork and analytical projects in southern Siberia, central Asia, and North America. She trained in stable isotope analysis at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory at the British Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Her research interests are broadly focused on human-environment interactions and include the study of diet and health, age at weaning, and the reconstruction of mobility as relating to subsistence regimes and residency patterns. Additional interests are in the study of age, gender, and identity as represented in funerary ritual and mortuary contexts.