Seminar “Postapartheid South African Forensic Genetics: Race, Justice and Biocarcerality”

The Exchange Project, supported by European Research Council, hosted at Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), University of Minho, promotes the following seminar:
On September 28th, 3 pm (WET, Portugal), the Exchange Team will be hosting the seminar “Postapartheid South African Forensic Genetics: Race, Justice and Biocarcerality”, by Noah Tamarkin, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Noah Tamarkin is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University and a research associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned his PhD in 2011 in Cultural Anthropology with a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. His research projects examine how DNA transforms power and politics as it becomes unevenly part of everyday life through technologies like ancestry testing and criminal forensics. His current ethnographic research, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Wenner Gren Foundation, and the Ohio State University’s Criminal Justice Research Center, examines the introduction and implementation of legislation to expand South Africa’s national criminal DNA database.

Exchange Seminars are open access, with no prior registration required.

The seminar will be online and transmitted in real-time using the Zoom platform.

[Posted: 14-09-2020]