Micayla Spiros, M.Sc.


My name is Micayla Spiros and am a PhD student in biological anthropology at Michigan State University. I study skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, osteology variation, and biocultural theory. My doctoral dissertation focuses on the biocultural dynamics of postcranial skeletal variation with a focus on ontogeny, socioeconomic status, and population history. Currently, my research interests include exploring the causative forces of human variation from a biocultural perspective, decision making and cognitive bias in forensic anthropology, and digital pedagogy.

*All photos of skeletal remains on this website are casts or anatomical materials.

Ph.D. Anthropology

2018 - Present

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

M.A. Anthropology


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

M.Sc. Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

2016 - 2017

University College London, London, UK

B.A. Anthropology; Minor in Criminology

2012 - 2016

Miami University, Oxford, OH