Mercedes Doretti

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Mercedes Doretti
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Born 1959
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Fields forensic anthropologist
Alma mater National University of Buenos Aires
Notable awards MacArthur Fellows Program

Mercedes Doretti (born 1959) is an Argentine forensic anthropologist.[1]


Her mother is Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu,[2] a radio journalist.[3]

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.[4][5]

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,[6] 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.[7]

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the United Nations regularly use her investigations in reporting on human rights. She is based in New York City.[8]




  • Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations (EAAF Witness production 2002). Co-producer


  1. ^ Felicia R. lee (September 25, 2007). "MacArthur Foundation Gives Out 'Genius Awards'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Stephen G. Michaud (December 27, 1987). "IDENTIFYING ARGENTINA'S DISAPPEARED". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Awards". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  5. ^ [2] Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ [3] Archived February 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Contact Us". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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