Collegiate Affiliation


Penina E. Kadalida is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology at the department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. At the University of Minnesota, she is a graduate Teaching Assistant. Ms. Penina is also an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History, Political Sciences, and Developmental Studies at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). She is also a grant fellow of the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowship of the Leakey Foundation, and the Wadsworth International Fellowship of the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Ms. Penina is also a research fellow at the Acheulean site of the Northern Mbulu Plateau, Tanzania.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology: United States, University of Minnesota, 2021 to present
  • M. A. Archaeology: Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam, 2017
  • B. A. Archaeology: Tanzania , University of Dar es Salaam, 2013


  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Hominin behavior
  • Archaeological material management and conservation.
  • Public archaeology
  • Taphonomy/Site Formation Processes