Dori Kenessey

Graduate Student
Dori Kenessey


Status: Ph. D. in progress

Dori Kenessey is a Ph.D. student with an interest in applying dental anthropological methods to answer research questions in biological anthropology. Her dissertation will explore the genetic components that influence dental morphological trait expression. During her undergraduate studies, she focused on discerning and quantifying dental morphological traits that are helpful in differentiating across fossil hominin groups. Kenessey has previously interned at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, she took part in a forensic recovery in California and currently helps out with forensic casework.

Academic interests

  • Dental anthropology
  • Genotype-phenotype correlations
  • Forensic anthropology


  • B.A., anthropology and psychology, New York University, 2018