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Research Interests:
dietary reconstruction through stable isotope analysis, skeletal expressions of inflammation, intergenerational effects of nutrition transitions, dental calculus.

B.A. Anthropology and Biology, Lehigh University, 2013

My dissertation project examines the biocultural accommodations to shifting landscapes associated with the colonial encounter in southeast North America. Specifically, did these accommodations involve intergenerational changes to diet, nutrition, and disease?

Dent, Sophia C. 2017. Interindividual differences in embodied marginalization: Osteological and stable isotope analyses of antebellum enslaved individuals. American Journal of Human Biology 29(4).