Seawolf Advisory!

This morning, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Christine Hanson

Christine Hanson


  • PhD, 1986, Anthropology
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Professional & Department Service

Dr. Hanson is a member of many professional organizations including American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Paleopathology Association, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Sigma Xi, Alaska Anthropological Association, European Anthropology Association, and the National Center for Science Education. Dr. Hanson serves on numerous University, Faculty Senate, College of Arts and Sciences, and departmental committees. She has served as a grant and manuscript reviewer for several foundations and professional journals. She currently is on the Editorial Boards of the Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska and the Paleopathology Newsletter.

Research Interests

Professor Hanson's specialties include human osteology, medieval Scandinavia and paleopathology. She reads French, Norwegian, Danish, and a little Swedish and Icelandic. She has experience in several archaeological and museological projects in Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.