Beach Encounters

Migrant Death, Colonial Currents and the Art of Paying Attention
Following traces, bodies that wash ashore, but also the trails of worn out shoes and slippers, clothing and life vests, rubber and wood, their paths crossed. Right there.

Her talk told a story about this encounter, a story about forensics as an art of paying attention. It offered some of the ingredients of the book that Mohsen Lihidheb and Amade M'Charek are currently working on in the context of the Emma Goldman Award.

Amade M’charek is Professor of Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. She is the PI of the RaceFaceID project, an ERC-consolidator project on forensic identification and the making of face and race. She has a longstanding research interest in genetic diversity, population genetics and forensic DNA practices and in the ir/relevance of race in such practice. More recently her research includes the forensic identification of drowned migrants.

Comments by Mieke Verloo, IWM Non-Resident Permanent Fellow

Moderated by Shalini Randeria, IWM Rector

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