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Dr. Jared Beatrice


Phone: (609) 771-3417


Office: Social Science Building 336

AY 22-23:   On Sabbatical


 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 of physiological stress and disease from the human skeleton. His research interests focus on reconstructing aspects of health status and living conditions in both ancient and modern populations. Dr. Beatrice has conducted bioarchaeological fieldwork in Albania, Greece, and Italy, and currently focuses on the analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from the historic cemetery (ca. 1702-1859) of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a member of an interdisciplinary research team investigating the biological consequences of structural violence in undocumented migrants who die while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Dr. Beatrice is a member of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Reineke R.C., Soler A., and Beatrice, J.S. Towards a forensic anthropology of structural vulnerability. Forensic Science International: Synergy 6 100332: 1-5.

Leader, G.M., De Paola, P., Mina, L., Hayda, S., Moran, K.S., Beatrice, J.S., Dhody, A. 2022. Threads of evidence: Polarized light microscopy for funerary textile identification from an eighteenth and nineteenth century Philadelphia burial ground. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 26: 951-973.

Soler A., Beatrice J.S., and Martínez D.E. 2022. Oral pathologies as a reflection of structural violence and stigma among undocumented migrants from Mexico and Central America. In: I. Sandoval-Cervantes and J.F. Byrnes (eds.), The Marginalized in Death: A Forensic Anthropology of Intersectional Identity in the Modern Era (pp. 3-36). Lanham, Lexington.

Leader, G.M., Moran K.S., Beatrice J.S., Dhody A., and Veit R.F. 2022. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century funerary hardware and material culture from the historic cemetery (ca. 1702-1859) of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Historical Archaeology 56: 72-90.

Beatrice J.S., Soler A., Reineke R.C., and Martínez D.E. 2021. Skeletal evidence of structural violence in undocumented migrants from Mexico and Central America. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 176: 584-605.

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.