Research Affiliate

Cullen Black completed his B.A in Anthropology from the University of Vermont in 2002 and his MSc in Biological Anthropology from Bournemouth University in 2005. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Syracuse University. He has served as a forensic anthropologist for the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), the Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense (EAAF), the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command – Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC-CIL), and as a consultant for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). His research centers around issues concerning the missing and unidentified decedents in contemporary Latin America. Cullen is currently working towards the completion of his doctor research project ‘Moving Bodies: Structural Violence in the Extended Life Course at La Verbena Cemetery, Guatemala City, Guatemala’.

Cullen Black

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Biocultural anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, migration, violence, Latin America.


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • MSc in Biological Anthropology, Bournemouth University
  • B.A. University of Vermont; Major in Anthropology, Minor in English