Published: 2022-03-10

Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Anthropology

Where We Stand and Prospects for the Future

Sean D. Tallman, Cate E. Bird



Diversity and inclusion have proven vital for increasing innovation, success, and performance in a myriad of fields; however, as with many other...

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Changing the Mentorship Paradigm

Survey Data and Interpretations from Forensic Anthropology Practitioners

Allysha Powanda Winburn, Sean D. Tallman, Audrey L. Scott, Cate E. Bird



Mentorship can be defined as the person-to-person transmission of knowledge in a domain where one person has more experience than the other....

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Evaluating Graduate Student Diversity in Forensic Anthropology

Elizabeth Erhart, Kate Spradley



In this paper we explore why graduate programs with a focus in forensic anthropology typically lack racial and ethnic diversity. Specifically,...

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Centering Transgender Individuals in Forensic Anthropology and Expanding Binary Sex Estimation in Casework and Research

Sean D. Tallman, Caroline D. Kincer, Eric D. Plemons



Due to disproportionate violence impacting the transgender community, forensic anthropologists may encounter the remains of trans individuals;...

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“Why Are There So Many Women in Forensic Anthropology?”

An Evaluation of Gendered Experiences in Forensic Anthropology

Marin A. Pilloud, Nicholas V. Passalacqua



There is broad discussion of the higher numbers of women in the forensic sciences, particularly when compared to other science, technology,...

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Migrants by Sea

Investigating the Eastern United States Border

Amanda N. Friend



Undocumented migration to the United States often occurs through large bodies of water such as the Rio Grande River or the waters surrounding...

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The Morphology of Intersectionality

Discordance between Ancestry Estimates and Social Identifiers

Chaunesey Clemmons



Forensic anthropologists operate within a medico-legal context, performing analyses to estimate a biological profile (ancestry, age, sex,...

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Ancestral Diversity in Skeletal Collections

Perspectives on African American Body Donation

Allysha P. Winburn, Antaya L. Jennings, Dawnie W. Steadman, Elizabeth A. DiGangi



African Americans comprise approximately 13% of the U.S. population,  6% of missing persons, and 51% of homicide victims (Kochanek et al....

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