American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. 2016 she is on indefinite leave. She is also affiliated with the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province the cultural contradictions of motherhood pdf Quebec.
She is one of 100 anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world. Reichs has been a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels, which in turn, are inspired by her life. She has two daughters, Kerry and Courtney, and one son, Brendan.
Reichs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in anthropology from American University in 1971. In 1972, she completed her Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University, and in 1975 she completed her Ph. In the past, Kathy Reichs has consulted for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina. Reichs has appeared in Tanzania to testify at the United Nations’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.