Elizabeth M.C. Coggeshall

Elizabeth M.C. Coggeshall

Degree Program: Ph.D.


2020: M.S in Primate Behavior and Ecology, Central Washington University

2017: B.A. in Anthropology Honors, the University of Texas at Austin

About Elizabeth M.C. Coggeshall

Coggeshall’s research interests are focused on alloprimate health and development, and how anthropogenic effects can impact them. Additionally, she is hoping to incorporate ethnoprimatological practices into her research to have a more holistic understanding of the human-alloprimate interface. She has conducted field research on mantled howler monkeys and Geoffrey’s spider monkey in Costa Rica, chacma baboons in South Africa, and was a volunteer at Chimp Sanctuary NW. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she examined gut microbial variation of new world monkeys in different environments. She received her MSc in Primate Behavior and Ecology from Central Washington University, where she studied long-tailed macaque parasite load, body condition, behavior, and anthropogenic influences in eastern Thailand.