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Paulo Vitor Mendes Da Cunha

MA Student

Paulo Vítor Mendes da Cunha is a Master’s student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his Bachelor’s in Archaeology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. His research interests include forensic anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. He is a teaching assistant for The Human Experience – Anthropology. Paulo was attracted to SIU by our strong Anthropology program – in particular the Complex for Forensic Anthropology Research. This facility is one of the few in the world that allows for unique studies in human decomposition, a topic as yet under-researched in the field of Forensic Anthropology. After earning his Master’s degree, Paulo intends to further develop his skills and research experience in a PhD program.