Pamela Stone

Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology

Pamela Stone is a biocultural anthropologist, trained as a bioarchaeologist, whose research focuses on the intersections of biology and culture to illuminate patterns of morbidity and mortality using skeletal, archaeological, cultural, and ethnographic data, to understand lived experiences in the past and present. Her work has focused on how female reproductive bodies are measured, managed, and thought to be disadvantaged because they give birth, lactate, and participate in devalued labor. She is also deeply interested in the ways science simultaneously reinforces and is molded by prejudice, and how this becomes an invisible and influential framework in universalizing ideas of “normal bodies.” Her work in skeletal analysis has also extended into the field of forensics in the identification of human remains, consulting on a number of forensic cases, and testifying in court.