Nandar Yukyi

Graduate Student
Nandar Yukyi


Current status: Ph.D. in progress

M.A. dissertation title: Craniometric Variation of Modern Asian and Hispanic Individuals using Multivariate Analysis

Nandar Yukyi is a biological anthropology Ph.D. student with research interests in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology. She completed her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology and a minor in Chinese at UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in anthropology at Texas State University, San Marcos. Upon graduating from Texas State, she began working as an anthropologist at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, under SNA International. She has been involved with the USS Oklahoma commingled human remains project at DPAA, Operation Identification (OpID) project at Texas State, an effort to recover and identify unidentified migrants at the Texas-Mexico border and the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project (Bioarchaeology) in ancient Eleon in central Greece. Her research interests include biological distance studies in Asian populations and bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia. She hopes to conduct biological anthropological research in her home country, Burma (Myanmar). She is fluent in English, Burmese and Mandarin Chinese.

Academic interests

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia
  • Population history of Burma (Myanmar)


  • M.A., anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos, 2017
  • B.A., integrative biology and minor in Chinese, University of California, Berkeley, 2014