Professional & Department ServiceDr. 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 InterestsProfessor 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.