Current affiliation: Human Evolution Research Institute (heriuct.co.za), Dept of Archaeology, Univ of Cape Town
Research description: Rebecca Rogers Ackermann is a biological anthropologist, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, and Deputy Dean of Transformation in the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town. She was the founding Director of UCTs Human Evolution Research Institute, and is currently its Deputy Director. Her research focusses on evolutionary process, and specifically how gene flow, drift and selection interact to produce skeletal diversity through time, with a focus on human evolution. Ackermann is also engaged in discourse and policy development around sexism, racism and transformation of the discipline more generally.