Areas of Specialization
Physical anthropology, primate behavior, sexual selection, reproduction, dispersal, molecular genetics
Anthropological Genetics, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Primate Behavior, Primate Sexuality, Theory and Methodology in Primatology
Dr. Parga's research interests fall within the areas of primate behavior and genetics. She is currently studying ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reproductive strategies on St. Catherines Island, Georgia (USA), where she has conducted research since 2000. She is also involved in a collaborative project analyzing genetic samples from wild lemurs in Madagascar to assess patterns of paternity and dispersal. Dr. Parga has published on such topics as lemur mating behavior, mate choice, population genetics and activity patterns.
Ph.D. 2006, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. 2002, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. 1998, Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine