Mercedes Doretti (born 1959) is an Argentine forensic anthropologist.
Her mother is Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu, a radio journalist. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and earned an advanced degree in Anthropological Sciences in 1987 from the National University of Buenos Aires. She helped found the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team.
She has worked at the Philippines, Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Iraq, Brazil, Croatia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Panama, French Polynesia, South Africa, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bosnia, Herzegovina, East Timor, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, and Mexico.
She has lectured at University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, State University of New York at Purchase, New School for Social Research, Rutgers University, Amnesty International, The Carter Center, and the World Archaeological Congress.
- Mercedes Doretti, Jennifer Burrell (2007). "Gray Spaces and Endless Negotiations". In Les W. Field, Richard Gabriel Fox. Anthropology put to work. Berg Publishers. ISBN 978-1-84520-601-7.
- Bradley J. Adams, John E. Byrd, ed. (2008). "Commingled Remains and Human Rights Investigations". Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains. Springer. ISBN 978-1-58829-769-3.
- “Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations” (EAAF Witness production 2002). Co-producer
- FELICIA R. LEE (September 25, 2007). "MacArthur Foundation Gives Out 'Genius Awards'". The New York Times.
- Stephen G. Michaud (December 27, 1987). "IDENTIFYING ARGENTINA'S DISAPPEARED". The New York Times.