Biography

Dr. Adams is a biological anthropologist who specializes in dental anthropology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. He received his B.A. and B.S. from University at Albany, SUNY (2013); M.S. in Forensic Anthropology from Boston University School of Medicine (2015); and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno (2020). His bioarchaeological research focuses on the impact of changing demographic and economic trends on community identities and social practices during the Early Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean. His forensic anthropological research focuses on population variation and development of theoretically/quantitatively robust models for biological profile construction. This has grown to broader research projects investigating how fuzzy logic can be used in forensic ancestry estimation (and biological distance studies) and how race science researchers and racial extremists have misappropriated anthropological research to reinforce racist ideologies. These latter projects serve to address how biological anthropology can improve theoretical considerations, research design, and public engagement in an effort to combat such appropriation.

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