Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Institutional Affiliation

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Department of Anthropology


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
M.A., Anthropology, California State University Fullerton
B.A., Socio-cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Human behavioral/evolutionary ecology, life history theory, evolutionary medicine, human relationships and social structure, sexual health/behavior, STD prevention and treatment, maternal health: postpartum and lactation, and behavioral endocrinology.

Regional and Thematic Interests

Philippines (Manila and Iloilo)

Selected Publications

2016, Escasa-Dorne, M, C Franco, and PB Gray. Mate preferences after having children. Brief entry under topic: Mate Preferences. Invited submission to: TK Shackelford & VA Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Sciences. Springer.

2016, Escasa-Dorne, M, H Manlove, & PB Gray. Women Express a Preference for Feminized Male Faces after Giving Birth. Adaptive Human Behavior & Physiology. doi:10.1007/s40750-016-0048-6.

2016, Jankowiak, W and M Escasa-Dorne. Bisexual and Straight Females Preferences Voiced on an Adult Sex Dating Site: A Research Report. Current Anthropology. 57(1), 104-112. DOI: 10.1086/684644

2015, Garcia, JR, MJ Escasa-Dorne, PB Gray, AN Gesselman. Individual differences in women’s salivary testosterone and estradiol following sexual activity in a non-laboratory setting. International Journal of Sexual Health. DOI 10.1080/19317611.2015.1030529.

2015, Escasa-Dorne, M. Breastfeeding women report higher sexual functioning than non-breastfeeding women in Manila. Human Nature. DOI 10.1007/s12110-015-9223-x.

2015, Escasa-Dorne, M. and PB Gray. Hormones and Human Sexuality. In: P Whelehan & A Bolin, International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell.

2015Crittenden, A and M Escasa-Dorne. Allomothers. In: P Whelehan & A Bolin, International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell.

2013, Escasa-Dorne, M, S Young, & PB Gray. Now or Later: Peripartum Shifts in Female Sociosexuality. In: M Fisher, JR Garcia, RS Chang, & SL Strout (Eds.), Evolution’s Empress: How Females Shape Human Adaptation. Oxford University Press.