Jaclyn Thomas

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Jaclyn is particularly interested in the interactions between biology and culture as they manifest in the human body. Her academic career began in bioarchaeology, using defects in teeth to understand the impact of structural inequality, ecological contigencies, and early life stress on growth and mortality in Colonial Peru. More recently, her research interests are focused on the biological and cultural factors that influence the construction of body image and the consequences for mental and reproductive health. 


M.A. Anthropology - George Mason University 2017

B.A. Anthropology - George Mason University 2015

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Thomas JA, Temple DH, Klaus HD. 2019.Crypt fenestration enamel defects and early life stress: Contextual explorations of growth and mortality in Colonial Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(3): 582-594.