Steering committee member
Dr. Ashleigh Haruda, Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Oxford. She is a zooarchaeologist with extensive fieldwork and research experience across Central Asia. Primarily she is interested in the ways that humans have modified and changed animals in the past, particularly in pastoral contexts and explores this using a variety of traditional and digital methods alongside collaborators in other fields, such as isotopic analysis and genetics. She is one of the founders of Steppe Sisters and passionate about lifting up fellow women scholars and creating open research networks to encourage the development and exchange of knowledge across social and cultural boundaries.
Dr. Haruda is currently on maternity leave until February 2022.
Zooarchaeology, Geometric morphometrics, domestic animal breed development, palaeoecology, palaeopatholog