Forensic Science Blogs
Forensic Science Blog Author-Alicia Lusiardo
Alicia developed and teaches (since 2006) the "Forensic Anthropology 1" course and in 2007 she taught "Forensic Science for Law Professionals" in Spanish.
From 2005 to 2007 she has translated several of UF's Forensic Science Distance Learning courses into Spanish.
Alicia is a Forensic Anthropologist and she earned her BS in Biological Anthropology in Uruguay and then went to Brazil to earn a Specialization in Paleopathology, evolution and history of the human illnesses at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute ENSP/FIOCRUZ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After that she moved to the United States and earned a Masters Degree in Forensic Anthropology from UF.
Alicia currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay (South America) and she is the only Forensic Anthropologist in her country!
In addition Alicia's UF job, she works for the Uruguayan President appointed-team of Anthropologists and Forensic Investigators unearthing remains of those "disappeared" during the 1970s military rule. The Forensic Archaeology Investigation Group, GIAF (Spanish acronym) was constituted on March 2005 and all team members promised to search for the disappeared, trying to locate and recover their bodies, identify them, and analyze the remains and the context in order to determine the circumstances around their deaths.
Alicia also teaches Forensic Anthropology at the University of the Republic College of Medicine as an Invited Teacher and she is a part of the ALAF (Latin American Forensic Anthropology Association) Board of Directors. The ALAF is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote the official use of forensic anthropology and archaeology as part of judicial investigations in Latin America as well as the accreditation of forensic anthropology professionals. ALAF will hold its Sixth Congress in Colombia in October of this year.