Mercedes Doretti is a forensic anthropologist. In 1984 she co-founded the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF). Soon after commencing work in Argentina, Doretti and EAAF expanded their geographic scope, and they now work in more than 50 conflict-torn countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In order to underscore the value of forensic anthropology in the promotion of human rights, she has produced field manuals and documentary videos about her work and led the development and training of other locally based teams around the world. Mercedes Doretti received a Licenciatura (1987) from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed courses in biological anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. She received  two  Doctorate Honoris Causa, one from the University of Buenos Aires (2014) and one from The New School, New York City (2016).  From 2003 to 2005, she was president of the Latin American Association of Forensic Anthropology. She currently serves as EAAF Director for Central and North America Programs.