Martha received her BA degree at CSU Fresno and her MA at CSU Chico. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in bioarcheology. Her area of focus is both in forensic anthropology and bioarcheology. She has conducted field work and research in Israel, Romania, Mexico, and California.
Martha started working as field technician in 2015 on the Feather River West Levy Project. For the next couple of years, she monitored various sites and aided in skeletal identification efforts. She has also participated in laboratory work, excavations, and survey. Since 2017 Martha has worked in the Data Department where she now serves as full-time staff.
Martha’s Featured Presentations
Diaz, Martha Nuño
Cruzando fronteras: Understanding and Acknowledging Contemporary Identification Efforts of Undocumented Border Crosser’s (UBC’s) in Border States. Society for California Archaeology Meetings (SCA).
Diaz, Martha Nuño, Eric J. Bartelink, and Colleen F. Milligan
Osteoarthritis Prevalence Rates at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital Cemetery (1871-1935) (Poster). Western Bioarchaeological Conference (WeBIG).
Diaz, Martha Nuño and Eric J. Bartelink
Prevalence rates of Osteoarthritis in Males and Females in the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital Cemetery, 1871-1935. Society for California Archaeology Meeting (SCA).
Organized Symposia/Panels/Invited Talks
Society for California Archaeology-Archaeology Month: A Dialogue on Diversity and Decolonizing Archaeology. Virtual Panel. October 2020
University of California, Berkeley-Archaeology Research Facility: “Ask an Archaeologist-Using Bioarchaeological Methods to Aid in Humanitarian Efforts of Undocumented Border Crossers at the U.S./Mexico Border.” May 2020
American Academy of Forensic Science-Anthropology Section co-organizer of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee symposium, “Humanitarian Concerns in Migration: Conflict, Climate, and Ethics”. Anaheim, California. February 2020
Boston University School of Medicine: Course Biological Anthropology History, Method and Theory-Invited Guest Lecture: All in the Family: Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Archaeology. November 2019
California State University, Chico: Invited panel discussion- “The Politics of Migrant Death at the Border panel.” Discussing the book “All they will call you” by Tim Z. Hernandez. April 2019