Sofia Pacheco-Fores

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Pacheco-Forés is a Bioarchaeology Ph.D. candidate at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. She received her B.A. in Archaeology from Columbia Univeristy in 2012 and her M.A. from ASU in 2015. She has received an ASU Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant.

Research Interests

Pacheco-For�s is interested in social identities in the past, and is currently working on a project examining the intersection of social identities and ritual violence in central Mexico. Additionally, she collaborates on a project examining households and early state formation in Oaxaca. She has also worked on projects examining head shaping in pre-Hispanic Peru. More generally, she is also interested in body modification, the cultural curation of the body, as well as human sacrifice and ritual violence.

She has worked on excavations in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Egypt, and has worked with collections from Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and Sudan.


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASB 223 Aztecs, Incas and Mayas