Sean Tallman

Dr. Sean D. Tallman (He/Him/His)

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine / Graduate Medical Sciences

  • Gender Identity: man
  • Sexual Orientation: Gay
  • Romantic Orientation: homoromantic
  • First generation college student
  • Race, Ethnicity, and/or Nationality: Euro-American, white
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington

I am a biological anthropologist specializing in human skeletal biology, forensic anthropology/archaeology, and human variation. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A. from the State University of New York, Binghamton; and B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle. I am an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Anthropology, Program in Archaeology, and the Kilachand Honors College and I teach courses in human osteology, biological anthropology method and theory, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and human rights. I head the Forensic and Bioanthropology Laboratory (FAB Lab) Group, teach, and advise students the M.S. Program in Forensic Anthropology at the BUSM. I am an outspoken advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in anthropology and academia and have served or are serving on several DEI committees.

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