Nené Lozada (Speaker)
Research Associate, University of Chicago
Professor Lozada is currently a Research Associate in the department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and has been actively working to improve the interaction and communication between local universities in Peru and the United States through her projects. She is a Peruvian bioarchaeologist who has been conducting research in the South Central Andes for the last 20 years. She is a native from Arequipa, Peru and holds a BA degree in Archaeology from La Universidad Católica Satna María de Arequipa. In 1987, she started her graduate program in bioarchaeology at the University of Chicago. At Chicago, she was mentored by prominent researchers such as Jane E. Buikstra, Russell Tuttle, and Alan Kolata. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the past, combining archaeology, human osteology and ethnohistory, which is exemplified in her book: El Señorío de Chiribaya en la Costa Sur del Perú (2002). For the past 6 years, Lozada has been conducting archaeological research in northern Chile, and last year she started a new archaeological project in the Vitor valley close to Arequipa, Peru.