Rafaela Granja holds a PhD in Sociology (2015) and is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the project “EXCHANGE – Forensic Geneticists and the Transnational Exchange of DNA data in the EU: Engaging Science with Social Control, Citizenship and Democracy”(ref. 648608), funded by European Research Council (ERC) and led by Helena Machado. Based on digital ethnographies and other qualitative methodologies her current research explores controversies around the intersections of family, genetics, and crime in different disciplines. Her previous work has focused on reconfigurations of family relationships inside and outside prisons.