Department of Anthropology

Tom Gundling

Office: 5006 Science East
Phone: 973-720-2566
Office Hours: TWRF 10-11 a.m. and by appointment

Department: Anthropology
Position: Professor

Area Specialization
Paleoanthropology, Intellectual History of Physical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Transgender Studies


Ph.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT

B.A. (Anthropology) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

B.S. (Electrical Engineering) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



ANTH 2001 Human Biocultural Evolution

ANTH 2800 Introduction to Transgender Studies

ANTH 3540 Forensic Osteology

ANTH 4250 Paleoanthropology

ANTH 4540 Primate Biology and Behavior

Selected Publications

Gundling, T.J. (in press) The Trans* Experience; A Biocultural Dialectic.  In: Introduction to Transgender Studies.  Ardel Thomas, ed. Harrington Park Press (Columbia Univ.)

Gundling, T. (2012) Stand and Be Counted: The Neo-Darwinian Synthesis and the Ascension of Bipedalism as an Essential Hominid Synapomorphy. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 34:185-210.

Gundling, T. (2010) Human Origins Studies: A Historical Perspective. Evolution: Education and Outreach 3:314–321.  Springer Publishing, New York.

Gundling (2009) Book Review of: Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland.  History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 31:491-493.

Gundling, T. (2005) Book Review of: The Heretic in Darwin’s Court: The life of Alfred Russel Wallace, by Ross A. Slotten.  New York: Columbia University Press (2004). 602pp (cloth).  ISBN 0-231-13010-4.  Journal of Mammalian Evolution 12 (3/4):525-527.

2005.  First In Line: Tracing Our Ape Ancestry. New Haven: Yale University Press

Gundling, T.J. and Hill, A.P. (2000) Geochronology of Cercopithecoidea in East Africa. In: Old World Monkeys.  pp.180-213. P.F. Whitehead & C.J. Jolly, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hill, A.P. and Gundling, T.J. (1999) A monkey (Primates; Cercopithecidea) from the late Miocene of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia. pp.198-202. P.J. Whybrow & A. Hill, eds.  New Haven: Yale University Press.