Published on Jul 30, 2018
Presented Paper Amade M'charek "Beach encounters: narrating the refugee crisis and its material traces" for the panel Of Other Landscapes. 28 July 2018.
Convenor Panel Lisette Jong and Amade M'charek "Topologies of race: bringing a touchy object in STS". 25 July 2018.
Presented Paper Roos Hopman "Facing the unknown suspect. An inquiry into 'the face' generated through Forensic DNA Phenotyping" for the panel Topologies of race: bringing a touchy object in STS. 25 July 2018.
Presented Paper Ildikó Plájás "Permanent temporality: doing race and the citizen in practices of issuing temporary ID cards in Romania" for the panel Topologies of race: bringing a touchy object in STS. 25 July 2018.
Presented Paper Ryanne Bleumink "Working with stereotypes in facial composite drawing" for the panel Topologies of race: bringing a touchy object in STS. 25 July 2018.
at the EASST 2018 Conference "Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together". 25-28 July 2018, Lancaster University, England.
Published on Jun 26, 2018
Ir/Relevance of Race Seminar Series with RaceFaceID PhD students Ryanne Bleumink, Lisette Jong & Ildikó Zonga Plájás, "Composite Method: Experimenting with the Absent Presence in Film and Facial Composite Drawing”. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Archive of previous lectures: http://aissr.uva.nl/content/research-groups/health-care-and-the-body/seminar-series/archive/archive.html
Published on Jun 26, 2018
RaceFaceID organizer international workshop "The Future of Face: Over de huidige en toekomstige rol van het gezicht in het forensische en strafrechtelijke veld". Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 13, 2018
Invited presentation Amade M'charek “The Art of Paying Attention” [lecture 2], 25 June 2018.
Invited presentation Irene van Oorschot "Legal Laboratories" [panel 4], 26 June 2018.
Translating STS to Security Sites workshop. Haarlem, the Netherlands, 25-26 June 2018.
Published on May 7, 2018
Invited lecture Amade M'charek "Tentacular Faces and Generous Methods for Studying Race" for Anthropological Colloquium, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Published on May 6, 2018
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek "About Face: Forensic Identification and the Trouble with Race" for DASTS Conference 2018 'Engaging the Data Moment'. 24-25 May 2018, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Published on Apr 30, 2018
Godwin lecture Amade M'charek "Genetica als identiteitsmachine", Het Planetarium van ARTIS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Apr 9, 2018
Dr. Ruth Benschop visiting the RaceFaceID team for the period March-April 2018.
Ruth Benschop (Katanning, Australia 1969) is reader at the Research Centre Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts. She was originally trained as a theoretical psychologist at Leiden University and finished her PhD (with honours) at the University of Groningen in 2001. Her thesis Unassuming Instruments: How to Trace the Tachistoscope in Experimental Psychology belongs to the field of Science and Technology Studies. This interdisciplinary field researches concrete practices, art practices among them, to raise urgent questions about today’s society. At Maastricht University, among other projects, she conducted postdoctoral research into sound art and the democratisation of music making. Besides research, she has always taught on a variety of themes as well as being engaged with the development of education.
Published on Mar 28, 2018
Presented paper Ryanne Bleumink, Lisette Jong, Ildikó Plájás 'Composite method: experimenting with the absent presence of race in film and facial composite drawing' for Participant Observation and Collaboration in STS Ethnography: Generating Methodographic Sensibilities for Science & Technology Studies. 12-14 April 2018, Berlin, Germany.
Published on Mar 28, 2018
Invited lecture Amade M'charek 'Technologies of sameness, technologies of race' for Penn Program on Race, Science and Society (PRSS) Spring Symposium Ordering the Human: Global Science and Racial Reason, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Published on Mar 5, 2018
Presented paper Amade M'charek 'Tentacular faces and generous methods for studying race' for the Conference To Research & Exhibit Human Biological Diversity. 21-23 March 2018, The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway..
Published on Mar 5, 2018
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Moving Bodies, Performative Circulations: The case of dead-bodies-at-the-border' for the 2018 Annual Conference of the Finnish Sociological Association. 15-16 March 2018, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.
Published on Mar 5, 2018
Invited lecture Amade M'charek 'Anthropology of wild objects: On race and other slippery categories' for Sovako (Finnish Social Research Doctoral Program) Winter School 2018, Joensuu, Finland.
Published on Mar 4, 2018
Amade M'charek invited interviewer for Angela Saini on feminism and science for F-lab live stream, Atria, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Mar 4, 2018
Invited lecture Amade M'charek 'Ras: tussen feit en fictie' for Studium Generale Lecture Series, Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Published on Feb 2, 2018
PhD defense Irene van Oorschot 'Ways of Case-Making' (cum laude), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Jan 23, 2018
Workshop "Race and Perceiving Faces"
Organizer of the lunch workshop 'Race and Perceiving Faces' with Alana Helberg-Proctor and Amade M'charek. Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Dec 1, 2017
Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘Waste-at-the-border: or how to attend to the refugee crisis’ for AAA Annual Meeting Anthropology Matters!. 29 November-3 December 2017, Washington DC, USA.
Published on Nov 26, 2017
Ir/Relevance of Race Seminar Series with Irene van Oorschot, Like Cases Alike?. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Published on Nov 17, 2017
Workshop "Race and 'the Roma'"
Organizer of the workshop "Race and ‘the Roma’" Ildikó Plájás and Amade M'charek with Huub van Baar. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Nov 15, 2017
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek for AISSR Harvest Day 2017: Democracy & Governance, Diversity and Societal Impact. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 17, 2017
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Tentacular Faces and Generous Methods for Studying Race’ for The New School for Social Research Anthropology Lecture Discussions. New York, USA.
Published on Sep 24, 2017
Ir/Relevance of Race Seminar Series with Alana Helberg-Proctor, Proceed with caution! ‘Ethnicity’ in health research, policy, and care in the Netherlands. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Published on Sep 6, 2017
Invited lecture Amade M'charek for European Research Council’s (ERC) 10 years anniversary mini-symposium with ERC laureates. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Aug 30, 2017
Keynote lecture Presidential Plenary Amade M'charek "Interrogating ‘the Threat’” for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). 30 August-2 September 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Published on Jun 22, 2017
International workshop 'Caring for What?'
Co-organizer of international workshop "Caring for What?" with Annemarie Mol and the Eating Bodies research team. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 19, 2017
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Race and ethnicity: Perspectives from STS and Anthropology of Science’ for the Symposium ‘Making a Difference’: Ethnicity and race in health research. Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 9, 2017
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'DNA phenotyping: Between the individual suspect and the suspect population' for the "Symposium Erweiterte DNA-Analysen in der Forensik: Möglichkeiten, Herausforderungen, Risiken". [Advanced DNA analysis in forensics: possibilities, challenges, risks]. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany.
Published on May 9, 2017
RaceFaceID seminar 'What is the matter with/of Diversity?' with Sara Ahmed. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Co-organized with KNAW, FWOS and ARC-GS.
Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘Undoing race with diversity: or the curious life of words and their political work’.
Published on Apr 21, 2017
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek '(Sur)Face: Notes from forensic identification on race and sameness' for the 4th Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology: ‘Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology’. Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA.
Published on Apr 20, 2017
Workshop Amade M'charek ‘Beyond facts and fictions’ for the Science, Technology and Society Studies (STSS) Network. University of Washington, USA.
Published on Mar 28, 2017
Invited participant Amade M'charek Panel II on the Conference 'African Migration in Comparative Perspective'. 27-28 March 2017, Duke University, Durham, USA.
Published on Mar 22, 2017
Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘Face, Crime and the Migrant Other: On the Absent Presence of Race in the Media’.
Paper presentation Ildikó Plájás 'Knowing the Roma in Europe: Visual technologies of sorting population and policing mobility in Europe'.
Seminar ‘Racial Exclusion in and at the Borders of Europe’. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Published on Mar 20, 2017
Press briefing participant Amade M'charek ‘DNA-Profiling und die Wissenschaften: Wie weit kann die erweiterte DNA-Analyse gehen?’. Science Media Center, Berlin, Germany.
Published on Mar 15, 2017
Paper presentation Ildikó Plájás 'Knowing the Roma in Europe: Visual technologies of sorting population and policing mobility in Europe' for Peopling ‘Europe’ through Data Workshop & Special Issue. 16-18 March 2017, Tate Museum & Goldsmith University London.
Published on Mar 8, 2017
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Sex, Crime and the Migrant Other: Or, what do pictures demand from us?' for the International Women’s Day at the Institute for Gender & Diversity Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Published on Mar 3, 2017
RaceFaceID multi-media workshop 'Detours and Puzzles in the Land of the Living: Towards an Imperilled Anthropology' with Prof. Andrew Irving (University of Manchester). University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Feb 28, 2017
RaceFaceID workshop 'Thinking Together: On democracy and the pleasures of abstraction' with Prof. Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles). University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Nov 21, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘(Sur)Face: Notes from Forensic Identification on Race and Sameness’ for the Colloquium ‘Race: An Anthropological Interrogation’. University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Published on Nov 16, 2016
Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘Genotyping Face, Phenotyping Race: The Case of Forensic Genetics’ for AAA 2016 Annual Meeting Evidence, Accident, Discovery. 16-20 November 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Published on Nov 8, 2016
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Zegt jouw DNA iets over je ras?' for Universiteit van Nederland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Nov 3, 2016
RaceFaceID workshop 'Governance" van nieuwe DNA-technologie in de opsporing'. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 25, 2016
Invited panelist Amade M'charek ‘Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse’ for The Public Classroom Class 3: Genetics and Race (Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, USA).
Published on Oct 2, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Dutchness in Genes and Genealogy: On modes of belonging and the absent presence of race’ for Political Subjectivity in Times of Transformation: Classification and Belonging in South Africa and Beyond. 30 September-5 October 2016, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Published on Sep 26, 2016
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Face as a visual device: Notes on race and sameness in forensic identification' for the Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology Research Seminar. Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Published on Sep 22, 2016
Presentation by Ildikó Plájás 'Experimental montage and the absent presence of race' for Panorama Day University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Published on Sep 10, 2016
RaceFaceID international workshop 'Doing the Individual and the Collective in Forensic Genetics: Governance, Race and Restitution'. Co-organized with Peter Wade (University of Manchester). Manchester, the UK.
Presented lecture Amade M'charek ‘(Sur)Face: Notes from Forensic Identification on Race and Sameness’
Published on Sep 4, 2016
Art exhibition object "The Return of the Phenotype" Lisette Jong and Amade M'charek for the exhibition Out of the Box: eight stories about research and heritage. Bijzondere Collecties [Special Collections], Univerisity of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Sep 2, 2016
Paper presentation Ildikó Plájás 'Analytical montage and the absent presence of race' for 4S/EASST Annual Meeting Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures. August 31-September 3, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
Published on Sep 2, 2016
Paper presentation Amade M'charek ‘Putting a face to data, doing race with data’ for 4S/EASST Annual Meeting Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures. 31 August-3 September 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
Published on Sep 1, 2016
Panel convener Amade M'charek ‘Technologies of Criminalization: On the convergence of forensic and surveillance technologies’ (with Helena Machado, Coimbra University) for 4S/EASST Annual Meeting Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures. 31 August-3 September 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
Published on Jul 13, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘When Humans and Technologies Cross Borders: Identifying Refugees Around the Mediterranean Sea’ for ESRC Research Seminar series on genetics, technology, security and justice. Crossing, contesting and comparing boundaries. Northumbria University, UK.
Published on Jul 12, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘When Humans and Technologies Cross Borders: identifying refugees around the Mediterranean sea’ for Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life. 12-14 July 2016, Durham University, UK.
Published on Jun 24, 2016
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Tentacular Faces: Forensic identification and the return of the phenotype?' for the European Summer School for Cultural Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 6, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Moving Bodies, Shifting Boundaries: the ‘refugee crisis’ and the European border management regime’ for Joint Institutes Colloquium Boundaries, Bodies, and Politics: the ‘refugee crisis’ and the new Europe. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany.
Published on May 20, 2016
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek '(Sur)Face: Notes from forensic identification on race and sameness' for the Swedish STS Conference. 19-20 May 2016, Lund University, Sweden.
Published on May 2, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘The forensics of face and the absent presence of race’ for the EXCHANGE Annual Conference Current and Future Challenges of Forensic Genetics in Society. University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Published on Apr 17, 2016
Invited commentary Amade M'charek of the book ‘The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala’ by Emily Yates-Doerr. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Apr 15, 2016
Panel participant Amade M'charek 'We are all humans, aren’t we? Towards new notions of citizenship' for panel ‘Inclusive citizenship: old fashion ideal or promising perspective?’. Spring is yet to come festival. 15-17 April 2016, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Feb 25, 2016
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Engaging Face in the Studies of Race’ for seminar series with Prof. Aleksanda Bakalaki. Department of Anthropology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Published on Nov 23, 2015
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Solidarity and Forensics: An equation in two variables’ for CeSO Solidarity Lecture Series ‘Solidarity in Europe: A new future for an old idea?’. KU Leuven, Belgium.
Published on Nov 8, 2015
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Nature, nurture en verschil: het geval ras' for InScience scientific film festival, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Followed by a debate on the documentary ‘Genetic Me’ (director Pernille Rose Grønkjær).
Published on Oct 25, 2015
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Ras: een oud probleem in nieuwe gedaantes’ for Felix College. Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 22, 2015
Invited commentary Amade M'charek on panel Foundation of Difference II: Science for Annelies Kleinherenbrink’s contribution ‘Sex Matters: Notes on Feminism and Neuroscience’ and Veronica Vasterling’s contribution ‘The Science of Sex Differences’. Symposium Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and the Foundations of Difference. Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 20, 2015
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype’ for Black Studies and Biopolitics Graduate Seminar. Princeton University, NJ, USA.
Published on Oct 6, 2015
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype’ for The Science Studies Colloquium Series. University of Oslo, Norway.
Published on Sep 18, 2015
Organizer international symposiuм 'Anthropology of What? On race and other collectives in science studies'. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Sep 17, 2015
Workshop organizer "Blurring the Boundaries – The Mediality of ‘Race’" with Prof. Cristine Hanke (Universität Bayreuth). University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 16, 2015
Invited talk Amade M'charek ‘Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype’ for Higher Seminar Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Sweden.
Published on Jun 7, 2015
Invited talk Amade M'charek ‘Diversiteit als ordening en praktijk’ for FWOS Symposium ‘Etnische diversiteit in onderzoek en beleid rondom de seksuele ontwikkeling van jongeren’. Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Published on Jun 1, 2015
Invited talk Amade M'charek ‘Race and the Return of the Phenotype: The case of forensics’ for Seminar ‘Contemporary issues in the study of genetic polymorphism’. University Paris Diderot, Paris, France.
Published on May 28, 2015
Invited discussant Amade M'charek on the paper ‘Material Witness: Forensic Media and the Production of Evidence by Susan Schuppli, 28 May 2015, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Invited chair Amade M'charek for workshop ‘The politics of visualization. Vision, vigilance and violence in border surveillance, security policies and mobility management’. 29 May 2015, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Apr 9, 2015
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek 'Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype' for ‘Articulating Science, Technology and Law: Regarding, Reflecting and Remaking Society’ conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Published on Dec 11, 2014
Invited presentation Amade M'charek ‘Race, genetics and temporality’ for Annual Harvest Day. Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Dec 5, 2014
Keynote round table presentation Amade M'charek ‘Return of the phenotype: on generous methods and care for race’ for CULTURE@LARGE panel, 6 December 2014.
Organizer panel Amade M'charek ‘Topologies of race: or how to study wild objects’ (with Katharina Schramm). Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘Topologies of race’. 4 December 2014.
American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 3-7 December 2014, Washington, DC, USA.
Published on Nov 27, 2014
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek ‘Bodies, race and forensic science’ for the workshop ‘Forensics and the art of making things speak’. Durham University, United Kingdom.
Published on Oct 21, 2014
Keynote lecture Amade M'charek ‘When words are not enough’ for WTMC Workshop ‘Language’s others STS-Knowledge as text, image and sound’. 22-24 October 2014, Ravenstein, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 20, 2014
Invited commentary Amade M'charek on book ‘Blackness in Western Europe: Racial Patterns of Paternalism and Exclusion’ by Dienke Hondius. Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Sep 25, 2014
Invited talk Amade M'charek ‘Unfolding data: a case from forensics’ for workshop ‘Transforming Data: drawing otherness into digital debates’. 25-26 September 2014, Open University London, United Kingdom.
Published on Sep 17, 2014
Invited talk Amade M'charek ‘Caring for the object: On generous methods in studies of race’ for EASST Annual Conference ‘Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies’. 17-19 September 2014, Torun, Poland.
Published on Sep 11, 2014
Invited critic Amade M'charek for book ‘Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science and the Genetics of Inequality’ by Michael Montoya. Author Meets Critics event, BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference. 10-12 September 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Published on Jun 1, 2014
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘(Sur)Face: On Generous Methods in Studies of Race’ for Authority & Political Technology (APT): Power in a World of Becoming, Entanglement & Attachment. 2-3 June 2014, University of Warwick, UK).
Published on Apr 14, 2014
SPUI25 Op locatie lecture Amade M'charek ‘Het maakbare gezicht: over de rol van ras in forensische identificatie’ for the NRC Handelsblad Food for Thought series. SPUI25, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Apr 2, 2014
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Race, Region and Time: Or the forensic presence of the past’ for the workshop Race, ethnicity, ancestry and human genetic variation 1945-2013. 2-4 April 2014, The Norwegian Museum of Technology and Science, Oslo, Norway.
Published on Mar 21, 2014
Organizer of the workshop 'What is sexuality in practice?', Ravenstein, the Netherlands.
Published on Feb 23, 2014
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Het Maakbare Gezicht: Over de rol van ras in forensische identificatie’ for LaSSA congres ‘Diversiteit van Identiteit’. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Jan 30, 2014
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Anthropology of Science and the genetics of Race’ for the opening of the academic year Graduate School for Social Sciences. Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Dec 11, 2013
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Making faces, making races’ for the Barlaeus lecture series, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Nov 21, 2013
Organizer of the international symposium 'Futures and Social Implications of Forensic Research in Europe' for the launch of the European Network for the Social Studies of Forensics. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on Oct 8, 2013
Panel convener Amade M'charek ‘The Genomics of Sameness’
Presented paper Amade M'charek ‘The Phenotypic Other and Forensic Technologies of Sameness’
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.
Published on Sep 3, 2013
Invited paper Amade M'charek ‘In the Mood for Revolution. A Case Study in In/vulnerability’ for the CRESC Annual Conference: In/vulnerabilities and Social Change: Precarious Lives and Experimental Knowledge. 4-6 September 2013, London, UK.
Published on Jun 5, 2013
Invited lecture Amade M'charek ‘Suspect bodies: Forensic Identification and the trouble with race’ for the Transnational Bodies Symposium. Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Published on May 4, 2013
Invited paper Amade M'charek ‘Doing Dutchness: A case study in genetic diversity’ for the International Interdisciplinary Scientific Workshop / SIGENET Workshop 5. 2-6 May 2013, Kunming, China.