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Liz Ronald

Ph.D. Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Subdiscipline: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology


Liz Ronald is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology advised by Dr. Ellen Lofaro, the Director of Repatriation. She matriculated from the Master of Art's program advised by Dr. Dawnie Steadman. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Biology with a minor in Forensic Science advised by Dr. Sue Myster. She is the current Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) GRA under Dr. Lofaro where she assists in claims and inventories for repatriation efforts. She is also the Biological Subfield Representative for AGSA. Her dissertation focuses on biological anthropologists' involvement in implementation of NAGPRA.


NAGPRA, repatriation, bioarchaeology, osteology, community based participatory research



B.A., Hamline University. Anthropology and Biology. 2019.

  • Minor in Forensic Science

M.A., University of Tennessee. Anthropology. 2022.

  • Thesis: "Body Size Interactions with Pubic Symphysis Age-at-Death Estimation: A Critical Analysis of Senescence of the Pubic Symphysis Components"




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