We are Sapient : Columbia University's Undergraduate Journal of Biological Anthropology.

Sapient was founded in 2012 by members of the Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Department at Columbia University. Since then we have been an annual publication focusing on undergraduate research in Biological Anthropology. We are a group of undergraduate students studying a wide range of subjects, including Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species, Archaeology, Genetics, Linguistics, and History.

Our goal is to provide any undergraduates with an interest in Biological Anthropology an opportunity to have individual work formally published. Submissions will be accepted for any of the following categories:

1) Human Variation and Genetics

2) Evolutionary History and Theory

3) Primate Behavior and Ecology

4) Paleoarchaeology and Morphology

E-mail sapientjournal@gmail.com for more information.

Interested in joining Sapient ? Join our editorial board! Experience with Biological Anthropology is not required.

Editorial Board

The editorial board reviews all submissions to Sapient; identifies candidates for publication; edits manuscripts for content, clarity, writing style, and citation style; provides constructive criticism of manuscripts; and works closely with the author to revise the manuscript.

Layout and Design

The layout and design team is responsible for formatting the annual issue of Sapient, designing and producing a visually striking cover, designing any necessary flyers, and providing interior illustrations for articles as needed. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign or Photoshop greatly preferred.


The webmaster is responsible for maintaining the Sapient website and ensuring that it is aesthetically pleasing, engaging, and user-friendly. Familiarity with or willingness to learn WordPress is necessary.

Current website designed and developed by Sheryl Crespo, CC '17.