Donnerstag, 28. April 2022, 18:00 - 19:00 iCal

Talk by Amade M´charek

RaceFaceID project: The Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification

Department of Science and Technology Studies / Seminar Room / Staircase II / 6th floor (NIG)
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


In this talk, Professor M´charek will share with us some of

her latest work on the RaceFaceID project (


Amade M’charek is Professor of Anthropology of Science at the

Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, where she

acts as the director of the research group Health, Care and the Body.

M’charek is PI of the RaceFaceID project an ERC-consolidator project

on forensic identification and the making of face and race, and co-PI of

the NWA project Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value and the Question

of Colonial Heritage in Museums. Her work has centred on the ir/

relevance of race in science and society focusing on genetics and

forensic practice, exploring issues of post-coloniality, temporality and

identity. Through her recent research on migrant death, she has

developed an interest in forensic methods for studying (post)colonial

relations, circulations and extractions, which has translated in her

current interdisciplinary project, Vital Elements and Postcolonial

Moves: Forensics as the Art of Paying Attention in a Mediterranean

Harbour Town.


Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung


Karin Neumann
Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung