Guatemala

Eye-opening trip to Guatemala inspires PhD student research

University of Lincoln PhD student Ryan Austin went on an enriching and inspirational trip to Guatemala for his MSc Forensic Anthropology course, and is taking his research back in time to make some historic discoveries of the Guatemalan conflict. Ryan’s research topic is ‘Identifying the missing; Utilising Strontium Isotopes for Geolocation; the voice...

Life Sciences lecturer could be called to testify

Life Sciences lecturer Gillian Fowler could be called to testify in the trial of the former military ruler of Guatemala. The trial against Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity began in Guatemala City on Tuesday, 19 March. During Mr Rios Montt’s 17-month rule in the 1980s,...

Uncovering human rights abuses

From blockbuster movies to literature, unearthing the past has long captured our imaginations, but one University of Lincoln academic is using her skills to uncover a more sinister side of human history. Forensic anthropologist Gillian Fowler (pictured) joined the School of Life Sciences after travelling the world to excavate mass graves....