My research focuses on the dispersal of modern humans in northern environments; peopling of Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North America; Upper Paleolithic and Paleoindian archaeology; hunter-gatherer ecology and adaptations in extreme environments (arctic and arid); human-environment interactions; lithic technology; geoarchaeology; and environmental archaeology.
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Nevada Reno - (Reno, Nevada, United States) 2008
- M.A. in Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) 2001
- B.S. in Anthropology and Geosciences, Missouri State University - (Springfield, Missouri, United States) 1995
- GÃ³mez Coutouly, Y. A., Graf, K. E., Gore, A. K., & Goebel, T. (2019). Little Panguingue Creek: A c. 9600-Year-Old Prehistoric Knapping Workshop in the Nenana Valley, Central Alaska. PaleoAmerica. 5(1), 1-16.
- Graf, K. E., Gore, A. K., Melton, J. A., Marks, T., DiPietro, L., Goebel, T., Waters, M. R., & Rhode, D. (2019). Recent excavations at Owl Ridge, interior Alaska: Site stratigraphy, chronology, and site formation and implications for late Pleistocene archaeology and peopling of eastern Beringia. GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL.
- Lynch, J. J., Goebel, T., Graf, K. E., Rasic, J. T., & Kuehn, S. C. (2018). Archaeology of the uppermost tanana basin: Results of a survey of the Nabesna and Chisana Rivers, East-central Alaska. Alaska Journal of Anthropology. 16(1), 21-20.
- Krasinski, K. E., Graf, K. E., & Burke, C. C. (2018). From taphonomy to human ecology: Interdisciplinary contributions by Gary Haynes and his colleagues, former students, and friends. Quaternary International. 466, 107-112.
- Graf, K. E. (2017). Arctic geoarchaeology: Site formation processes. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. 57-58.
- Graf, K. E. (2014). Modern human response to the last glacial maximum in Siberia. Kaifu, Y., Izuho, M., Goebel, T., Sato, H., & Ono, A. (Eds.), Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia. (pp. 506-531). Texas A&M University Press.
- Graf, K. E. (2014). Siberian odyssey. Paleoamerican Odyssey. (pp. 65-80).
- Graf, K. E. (2011). On Late Upper Paleolithic Variability in South-Central Siberia: Rethinking the Afontova and Kokorevo Cultures. Goebel, T., & Buvit, I. (Eds.), From the Yenisei to the Yukon Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia. (pp. 33-46). Texas A&M University Press.
- Graf, K. E. (2009). Modern Human Colonization of the Siberian Mammoth Steppe: A View from South-Central Siberia. Camps, M., & Chauhan, P. (Eds.), Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions. (pp. 479-501). Springer New York.
- Graf, K. E., & Goebel, T. (2009). Upper Paleolithic Toolstone Procurement and Selection Across Beringia. adams, B., & Blades, B. S. (Eds.), Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies. (pp. 54-77). Wiley-blackwell.
- (2014). Paleoamerican Odyssey. Texas A&M University Press.
- (2010). Paleoindian Or Paleoarchaic?: Great Basin Human Ecology at the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition. University of Utah Press.
- Investigation into Initial Population Movement into the New World awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2021