Christine Mayer completed her Master of Science in biological Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Her master thesis was about the evolution of music in humans. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she working on developing a Geometric Morphometric Image Analysis (GMIA) at the department of theoretical biology at the University of Vienna. She is currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Oslo under the supervision of Thomas Hansen. For the final phase of her dissertation, she has been awarded a KLI Writing-Up fellowship.