Kristen Hartnett, a board-certified forensic anthropologist at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, will present the lecture, “50 Ways to Hide (and Uncover!) A Body: Tales from a Forensic Anthropologist,” from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden.
As a forensic anthropologist for the state, Hartnett performs forensic anthropological casework and scene response. Prior to coming to Connecticut, she was the assistant director of forensic anthropology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. While in New York, Hartnett was active in casework and scene response and participated in recent recovery and identification efforts at the World Trade Center.
Hartnett earned her doctorate in physical anthropology from Arizona State University. Her current research investigates sex differences in the pubic bone, adult age estimation and forensic taphonomy.
This event, which is co-sponsored by the Bioanthropology Research Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Society for Anthropological Research at Quinnipiac, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.