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M. Elizabeth Strasser

Courses | Papers and Publications | Research Projects | Professional Associations

Contact Information

Title: Professor

Office: MND 4020

Office Hours: MWF 11:00-12:00 or by appt.

E-mail: strasser@csus.edu
(916) 278-5446
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6106


  • ANTH 001 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology, sections 1&2)
  • ANTH 152 (Primate Adaptations)

Papers and Publications

  • Strasser, E, Fleagle, JG, Rosenberger, AL, and McHenry, H, editors (1998) Primate Locomotion: Recent Advances. New York: Plenum Press.
  • Strasser, E (1994) The relative size of the hallux and pedal digit formulas in Cercopithecidae. J. Hum. Evol., 26:413-440.
  • Strasser, E (1992) Hindlimb proportions, allometry, and biomechanics in Old World monkeys (Primates, Cercopithecidae), Amer. J. Phys. Anthropol., 87:187-213.
  • Strasser, E (1988) Pedal evidence for the origin and diversification of cercopithecid clades, J. Hum. Evol., 17(1&2):225-245.
  • Strasser, E and Delson, E (1987) Cladistic analysis of cercopithecid relationships, J. Hum. Evol., 16(1):81-99

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Research Projects/Interests

  • Primate and human evolution
  • Evolutionary biology of primates
  • Systematics and taxonomy of primates
  • Functional morphology of locomotor system in humans and nonhuman primates
  • Locomotor behavior and ecology of nonhuman primates

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Professional Associations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • The National Center for Science Education

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Last updated: 01/25/2008