Vienna STS Talk, 28.04., 18:00

14.04.2022 10:00

Talk by Prof. Amade M’charek (University of Amsterdam) about the

RaceFaceID project: The Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification

We are pleased to invite you to our next STS Talk!

Date & Time: 28 April 2022, 6 pm

Venue: STS Seminar Room, Universitätsstraße 7 (staircase II / 6th floor), 1010 Vienna -

or participation via the following Zoom-link:

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.  

To know more about Professor M´charek´s research projects and latest publications, please click here.


Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung


Seminarraum STS, NIG, 1010 Wien, Universitätsstraße 7/II/6. Stock