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Dr. Jared Beatrice


IMG_0194 Phone: (609) 771-3417


Office: Social Science Building 336

Fall 2020 Virtual open student hours:                                 Mondays and Thursdays 12:30pm-2pm


 Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Anthropology, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Anthropology, Ohio University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • Human Evolution
  • Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology
  • Food, Biology, and Culture: The Anthropology of Nutrition

Research Interests

  • Paleopathology
  • Physiological stress and the skeleton
  • Social inequality and health
  • Undocumented migration and health
  • Nutrition
  • Mortuary practice

Recent Research & Activities

Jared Beatrice is a biological anthropologist specializing in the assessment and interpretation of stress and disease from the human skeleton. His research interests focus on reconstructing health status and living conditions in both ancient and modern populations. Dr. Beatrice has conducted bioarchaeological fieldwork in Albania, Greece, and, most recently, Italy. He also serves as a primary researcher on The Undocumented Border Crosser (UBC) Health Project, an interdisciplinary research team that investigates the biological consequences of structural violence in undocumented migrants who die while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.


Soler A., Reineke R., Beatrice J.S., and Anderson B.E. 2019. Etched in bone: embodied suffering in the remains of undocumented migrants. In: T.E. Sheridan and R.H. McGuire (eds.), The Border and its Bodies: The Embodiment of Risk along the U.S.-Mexico Line (pp. 173-207). Tucson, University of Arizona Press.

Soler A., Hurst C.V., Beatrice J.S., and Fenton T.W. 2019. The human skeletons from the Vrina Plain. In: S. Greenslade (ed.), Butrint 6: Excavations on the Vrina Plain Volume 2: The Finds (pp. 59-76). Oxford, Oxbow.

Beatrice J.S., Fenton T.W., Hurst C.V., Jenny L.L., Wankmiller J.C., Mutolo M., Rauzi C., and Foran D. 2020. “The human skeletons from the Triconch Palace and the Merchant’s House.” In: W. Bowden (ed.), Butrint 5: Life and Death at a Mediterranean Port: The Non-Ceramic Finds from the Triconch Palace. Oxford, Oxbow.

Soler, Angela, and Jared S. Beatrice. 2018. “Expanding the role of forensic anthropology in a humanitarian crisis: An example from the USA-Mexico border.” In: K.E. Latham and A.J. O’Daniel (eds.), Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation: Perspectives from Forensic Science (pp. 115-128). New York Springer.

Davis D., Brennan M.L., Opait A , and Beatrice J.S. 2018. The Ereğli E Shipwreck, Turkey: an early Hellenistic merchant ship in the Black Sea. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 47.1: 57-80.

Beatrice, Jared S. and Angela Soler. 2016. “Skeletal indicators of stress: A component of the biocultural profile of undocumented migrants in southern Arizona”. Journal of Forensic Sciences 61(5): 1164-1172.

Book Reviews

Beatrice, Jared S. 2015. Review of Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity, edited by J.L. Thompson, M.P. Alfonso-Durruty, and J.J. Crandall. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(4): 672-673.