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Megan Kleeschulte

Ph.D. Candidate


Subdiscipline: Biological Anthropology


Megan received her Bachelor of Art’s Degree from Monmouth University with minors in Archaeology, History, and Geographic Information Systems. She completed her Master’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2018. Her research examined the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in Medicolegal System. Megan works as the Graduate Research Assistant for, Dr. Ellen Lofaro, the Department’s Curator, assisting on NAGPRA claims and inventories, and is a volunteer for the Forensic Anthropology Center.

Her current research continues to explore issues relating to the implementation of NAGPRA as well as working with the medicolegal system to promote NAGPRA education and training. More broadly her research interests include DDHR, law, human identification, mass disaster victim identification, human rights, forensic anthropology, GIS applications.


Kleeschulte MK. “NAGPRA’s Broader Impacts: Assessing the Variety of Procedures followed by Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices for the Analysis and Disposition of Human Skeletal Remains.” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, TRACE.


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