Micayla Spiros, Ph.D.


My name is Dr. Micayla Spiros. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow working with the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Office of Medical Investigator working on the Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) grant.

I earned my Ph.D.in Anthropology from Michigan State University in 2024 researching postcranial variation in the human skeleton. My research interests include human skeletal biology, exploring human variation from a biocultural perspective, decision making, artificial intelligence, and cognitive bias in forensic anthropology, and digital pedagogy.

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Ph.D. Anthropology

2018 - 2024

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