Sean Lee

Sean Lee

Email:
[email protected]

Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D.

Year of Entry: Fall 2014

Advisor: Carson Murray

Current Research

Sean Lee is broadly interested in the evolution of social behavior from a developmental perspective. His dissertation research focuses on patterns of female social development in wild populations of humans’ closest living relatives, bonobos and chimpanzees. He is also committed to improving mechanisms for combating sexual misconduct in academia, particularly in remote fieldwork environments.

Education

B.S. (Biological Sciences), 2010, Rutgers University

 

Research Experience

2011-18 LuiKotale Bonobo Project, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation

2010-11 Lomas Barbudal Capuchin Project, University of California, Los Angeles and the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy

2009 Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation Biology Field School, Rutgers University and the National Museums of Kenya

Distinctions

2019 Dean’s Graduate Instructorship, The George Washington University ($11,500)

2019 Summer Dissertation Fellowship, The George Washington University ($6,000)

2017 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation ($20,000)

2017 Research Grant, The Leakey Foundation ($15,000)

2017 Grants-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi ($1,000)

2016 Exploration and Field Research Grant, The Explorers Club Washington Group ($2,000)

2016 Lewis N. Cotlow Fund Field Research Award, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University ($2,000)

2016 Shenkman Award, The George Washington University ($500)

2015 Zelma Reidling Warren Bannister and William Warren Graduate Fellowship Award, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University ($900)

2009 School of Environmental & Biological Sciences Summer Abroad Scholarship, Rutgers University ($5,000)

 

Classes Taught

Fall 2019 Instructor, Great Apes: Behavior & Evolution

Spring 2016 Teaching Assistant, Biological Basis of Human Behavior

Fall 2015 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Spring 2015 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biological Anthropology