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Katie Zejdlik

Katie Zejdlik-Passalacqua

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology and Sociology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2817
Office: 102B McKee Building
Pronouns: she, her, hers


Katie Zejdlik is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology who specializes in the study of human skeletal remains and their associated mortuary contexts. Her research focuses on the archaeological history of Transylvanian Szeklers. She is the Scientific Director of the Medieval Funerary Excavation, an international, collaborative investigation of a medieval church in Harghita County, Romania.


  • Ph D, Indiana University-Bloomington, Anthropology

Teaching Interests

Anth 368- Bioarchaeology<br>Anth 432- Bioanthropology of Race<br>Anth 363- Human Origins<br>Anth 300- Human Osteology

Research Interests

Katie's bioarchaeological investigates how centuries of religious and political upheaval have influenced the demographics and health of individuals interred within the grounds of medieval churches in Szeklerland (Székelyföld), Transylvania, Romania.

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