Mirjana Roksandic

November 22, 2021

Mirjana Roksandic is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and coordinator of the interdisciplinary program in Bioanthropology at The University of Winnipeg.

She is graduate faculty at the University of Manitoba and a fellow of the DFG ‘Words, Bones, Genes, Tools’ at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Her main research topics include Pleistocene hominin evolution in Europe and in particular Eastern Mediterranean, and mortuary ritual among sedentary and semi-sedentary archaeological hunter-gatherers.

She has two active international projects: one in Serbia focusing on hominins excavated in Paleolithic caves, and the other in Cuba and Nicaragua where she is working on questions of mortuary practice and ritual continuity in the Caribbean. She is interested in when, how, and why humans have moved across continents and vast expanses of lands and sea in the context of adaptation to climatic fluctuations and social pressures. Professor Roksandic is a recipient of NSERC and SSHRC grants, and the recipient of the Nellie McClung Foundation Manitoba Women Trailblazer Award.