mw. prof. dr. A.A. (Amade) M'charek


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: C5.17
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • A.A.Mcharek@uva.nl
    T: 0654224486

Amade M’charek is Professor Anthropology of Science at the department of Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests are in forensics, forensic anthropology and race. She is the PI of the project Dutchness in Genes and Genealogy, a project examining how Dutchness is enacted in collaborations between population geneticists, archaeologists and genealogists. M’charek is also the PI of the project Sexuality & Diversity in the Making. She is the founding chair of the European Network for the Social Studies of Forensics (EUnetSSF) and the convenor of the seminar series  Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society. Her most recent research is on face making and race making in forensic identification, for which she received a five-year ERC consolidator grant in December 2013.

 

Keywords: race; genetic diversity; forensics; physical anthropology; biomedical practice; anthropology of science; postcolonial science studies; science and technology studies; material semiotics

Main Research Interests (for full information, go to: www.amcharek.eu):

Race

  • Race and forensic identification
  • Race and genetics
  • Race and physical anthropology
  • Race and archeology 

 Diversity

  • Genetic diversity and population genetic
  • Diversity in biomedical practice (Diabetes, Sickle cell disease)
  • Diversity, sexuality and gender

Technology

  • Technologies and genetics
  • Technologies and forensic identification
  • Medical technologies
  • Every day medical technologies

Theory and Method

  • Ethnography
  • Anthropology of science and technology
  • Material semiotics
  • Science and technology studies
  • Postcolonial science studies

 

PhD supervision

Ongoing             

Martine de Rooij: “Ethnographies of the contemporary: doing time and space with archaeogenetics” 

Willemijn Krebbexk: FWOS project on “Sexualities and Diversities in the Making”

Iris Berends: “Risk Assessment and Neurosciences in the Pre-trial Report Setting  for Juveniles"

Eline van Haastrecht: “Engaging Biodiversity. Governing Science and Nature in Marine Protected Areas”

Maria Elena Planas: “Positioning Ethnicity/”Race”: Discrimination, Identity and Psychological Distress in Lima, Peru”

Francisca Gromme: “Governing Surveillance Technology” 

Completed

Tjerk-Jan Schuitmaker: “Hampering of Success of New Care Practices: Unraveling Persistent Problems in the Dutch Health Care System" (2013; At present, Postdoc fellow, VU University Amsterdam)

Victor Toom: “A DNA Profile’s Capacity of Rights: On the Interference between Science and the Law in Forensic DNA Practice in the Netherlands" (2010; At present, Fellow, Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science (NUCFS)

Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra: “Achieving the Desirable Nation: Abortion and Parental Tests in Colombia: the case of Amniocentesis” (2010; At present, Assistant professor, Universidad Los Andes, Colombia)  

 

Externally Funded Research Projects

2014. European Research Council Consolidator Grant:

"Race Matter: On the Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification" (RaceFaceID)

In many European countries race is a taboo subject. Due to colonialism and WWII, studying race is delegated to the realm of ‘bad science’ or declared irrelevant all together. Yet, current biomedicine and forensic practices are co-shaped by techniques that depend on and explore differences between human populations. In the process, these techniques reintroduce and shape race in both science and society. But this is not done upfront. In Europe race has become an absent presence, an object that pops up, e.g. in discourse, to then hide in seemingly unproblematic techniques, e.g in genetic markers. The proposed research seeks to open up for study this double move, in which ‘race’ gets configured but not discussed.

This is an ethnographic study of race in forensic identification, focusing on practices of giving face to unknown individuals. Although the face is generally viewed as the ultimate individual identifier, in practice individuality cannot be achieved without situating an individual in a population (M’charek 2000). Studying race in forensic practice today is highly relevant, since forensics constitutes one of the major domains where science and society interact.

The chief objective of our research is to explore how a) technologies of identification rely on and reiterate racial ways of understanding differences; how b) the version of race enacted in the process changes as knowledge travels across forensic sites; and c) which mechanisms contribute to the absent-presentness of race. We study three different technologies of identifications through in-depth multi-sited ethnographies (Marcus 1995): (1) the frontier science of genetic facial phenotying (e.g. the inference of facial form, hair, skin and iris colour from DNA); (2) the established technologies of craniofacial reconstruction (based on the skull); and (3) facial composite. We therein examine how knowledge travels from forensic laboratories to courtrooms, also from the forensic laboratories to so-called Research and Development sites.

2013. Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Sexualiteit Research Project:

"Sexualities and Diversities in the Making" 

Adolescent sexuality is mostly discussed and researched in relation to risks and dangers- as defined from an adult point of view. This does not yield information about the daily practices, pleasures and problems with regard to sexuality that adolescents experience themselves. Moreover, in societal discussions sexual development, gender equality and adolescents’ attitude towards homosexuality are often seen as problematic, in particular in relation to multicultural diversity. Earlier, mostly quantitative research, reproduces existing stereotypes by defining categories of diversity beforehand, instead of attending to the dynamics of identities.

This pioneering qualitative research project investigates how young people in the Netherlands from different backgrounds enact their sexuality and the way this is affected by and has an effect on the differences and similarities they produce among themselves. It examines how different spaces in which adolescents live their lives, in particular school and social media, limit or enable their possibilities to explore, experience, protect, develop or display their sexuality and sexual identity.

This ethnographic study will contribute with novel insight about

(1) the perspective of young people on their sexuality;

(2) the way particular spaces enable or limit the diversity of sexual identities;

(3) the entwinement of sexuality with diversity and other identities.

These insights will be disseminated to professionals and the public using various media.   

2011 - 2013. Center for Society and the Life Sciences Research Project:

"Genes, Brains and Criminality in Context: Assessment of knowledge development in genomics and neurobiology and the transfer thereof into psychiatric forensic practice"

The Dutch Ministry of Justice wants neurobiological and behavioral genetic knowledge, in addition to social scientific and scientific legal knowledge, to be given a place in research, policy and practice. The ultimate goal is to achieve a science-based practice of prevention, investigation and justice in order to reduce serious crime figures and lower recidivism. (Kogel, 2008) In connection with this, the Dutch Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology (NIFP) is busy assessing the extent to which new neuropsychological, neurobiological and genetic knowledge and techniques are applicable in forensic diagnostics for the judiciary and the TBS-sector. In keeping with this, the forensic psychiatric observation clinic of the Ministry of Justice, the Pieter Baan Centre (PBC) has started a neuropsychological research project for diagnostic purposes and hopes to start additional behavioral genetic research in the near future (Blok 2010).

An important challenge within this context of forensic diagnostics, is the alignment between questions from legal practice and possibilities from science and technology. This involves the search for connections between new genetic and neurobiological knowledge and insights and policy- and practical questions related to accountability, the risk of recidivism and treatment options. The aim is to develop objectifying techniques, for example, to make a distinction between impulsive- and intentional aggressive disorders in suspects as a means to the end of improving the quality of risk-profiles and risk-management. In the first group of disorders people have less control of their own behavior and aggression than in the latter.

A risk-profile should be meaningful for the individual case under survey. Genetic information might then provide an additional component in the appraisal process, to support other findings. But to be able to think through the consequences of this addition to the legal practice, it is important to first have a clear picture of how the current prognostic risk profiles (non-genetically) are performed and what forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers do with and value the findings. Subsequently, the following question should be addressed; how and under what conditions might genetic knowledge and insights be used in two important areas of justice, namely prevention and the judicial process?

A first step here is to identify and clarify experiences and expectations of the forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, and, of judges, prosecutors, and lawyers regarding the application and implications of genetic knowledge in these diverse areas of legal practice. The use of knowledge about genes and the brain will have implications for the judicial process. However, there is much uncertainty about how to proceed and what this knowledge might entail. What can be seen as an opportunity to produce risk profiles and analyses with greater certainty, by e.g. forensic investigators and criminal intelligence units (police) may not be viewed in the same way by judges and lawyers. How, then do the different actors involved assess the consequences of using genetic knowledge and insights in terms of opportunities and/or dilemma’s?

 

 

 

Race Matter: On the Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification (RaceFaceID)

 

In many European countries race is a taboo subject. Due to colonialism and WWII, studying race is delegated to the realm of ‘bad science’ or declared irrelevant all together. Yet, current biomedicine and forensic practices are co-shaped by techniques that depend on and explore differences between human populations. In the process, these techniques reintroduce and shape race in both science and society. But this is not done upfront. In Europe race has become an absent presence, an object that pops up, e.g. in discourse to then hide in seemingly unproblematic techniques, e.g. in genetic markers. The RaceFaceID research project seeks to open up for study this double move, in which ‘race’ gets configured but not discussed.

 

The RaceFaceID project is an ethnographic study of race in forensic identification, in which the focus is on practices of giving a face to an unknown individual, a suspect or a victim. Although the face is generally viewed as the ultimate individual identifier, in practice individuality cannot be achieved without situating an individual in a population (M’charek 2000). Rather than defining race, we follow the relation between the individual and the population in practice and attend to instances in which this relation is translated, and wherein population comes to stand for race.

 

The chief objective of the RaceFaceID project is to explore a) how technologies of identification rely on and reiterate racial ways of understanding differences; b) how the version of race enacted in the process changes as knowledge travels across forensic sites; and c) which mechanisms contribute to the absent-presentness of race. We study three different technologies of identifications through in-depth multi-sited ethnographies (Marcus 1995): (1) the frontier science of genetic facial phenotying (e.g. the inference of facial form, hair, skin and iris colour from DNA); (2) the established technologies of craniofacial reconstruction (facial reconstruction based on the skull); and (3) the classical facial composite (either based on sketching or computerised photofit). We therein examine how knowledge travels from forensic laboratories to courtrooms, also from the forensic laboratories to so-called Research and Development sites.

Guiding the RaceFaceID project is the overarching question: How is race enacted in forensic practices? A series of sub-questions will address the answer:

a) How do various technologies of identification in- and outside the laboratory enact race?
b) How do versions of race change as they move between practices?
c) What mechanisms work to make race an absent presence?
d) What concepts are apt to theoretically grasp the name- and shape-changing nature of race? 

 

The project aims to develop a theoretical and methodological framework for studying race-in-practice. The framework is aimed at advancing our knowledge about the ways race is enacted through and materializes in technologies. It thus aims at advancing our understanding of the materiality of race in practice, not by reducing race to biology or the body, but by tracing ethnographically how race is configured as specific relations between the biological, the social and the technical.

The project also aims to shed light on how the traffic of knowledge between sites implies that race is translated and made relevant in a variety of ways. To date, studies into racial configurations have concentrated on scientific settings (laboratory or clinic) or on sites where the sciences are marginal. This project will move beyond this by following the trajectory along which knowledge and technology move across diverse sites, in and out of the laboratory. It will detail how versions of race are enacted and the socio-technical relations that need to be in place to do that.

Finally, it aims to advance social science by studying race as an absent presence, an object that tends to hide in seemingly unproblematic categories or in the technologies and routines of science. We will not focus on discourses (indeed the word ‘race’ often remains unspoken) but on practices and meticulously examine how race, even if not articulated, is still enacted and embedded in ways of working and in technologies.

Studying race in forensic practice today is highly relevant, since forensics constitutes one of the major domains where science and society interact.

 

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M'charek, A. (2000). Technologies of population: Forensic DNA testing practices and the making of differences and similarities. Configurations8(1), 121-158.

Marcus, G. E. (1995). Ethnography in/of the world system: the emergence of multi-sited ethnography. Annual review of anthropology, 95-117. 

Courses taught recently

2012 – 2013       

Theory of Ethnographic Practices (Research MA Theory course);

Thesis class course (BA);

Oral exam (BA);

Race and (Physical) Anthropology (BA)

2010 – 2011       

Theory of Ethnographic Practices (Research MA Theory course);

Race and (Physical) Anthropology (BA) 

2009 – 2010       

Theorizing Practices, Practicing Theory (MA core course, Medical Anthropology);

Klassieke Etnografieën, Annex Schrijfpracticum (BA, Anthropology);

Moderne Etnografieën, Annex Schrijfpracticum (BA, Anthropology) 

2008 – 2009       

Governance in Policy Science (MA, Political Sciences Department);

Theorizing Practices, Practicing Theory (MA core course, Medical Anthropology);

Research Protocol (MA, Medical Anthropology)        

2014

2013

2012

2010

2008

2005

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • A. M'charek (2010). Genetics and its others: on three versions of the savage. Etnofoor, 22 (2), 127-138.
  • A. M'charek & A.J. Pols (2010). Introduction: Where are the missing bodies? Disability studies in the Netherlands. Medische Antropologie, 22 (2), 217-224.
  • A. M'charek (2010). Fragile differences, relational effects: stories about the materiality of race and sex. European Journal of Women's Studies, 17 (4), 307-322. doi: 10.1177/1350506810377698[go to publisher's site]
  • A. M'charek (2010). When whiteness becomes a problem: (un)doing differences in the case of Down’s Syndrome. Medische Antropologie, 22 (2), 263-275.
  • A. M'charek (2010). Contrasts and comparisons: three practices of forensic investigation. In T. Scheffer & J. Niewöhner (Eds.), Thick comparison: reviving the ethnographic aspiration (International studies in sociology and social anthropology, 114) (pp. 129-153). Leiden: Brill.

2009

  • A. M'charek (2009). Extravagance or the good and the bad of genetic diversity. In P. Atkinson, P. Glasner & M. Lock (Eds.), The handbook of genetics and society: mapping the new genomic era (pp. 422-436). London: Routledge.
  • A. M'charek (2009). Bio-power: regulating genes, brains and crime. In I. Gevers, M. Bleeker, S. Blume, A. M'charek, M. van Rijsingen & J. Schoonheim (Eds.), Difference on display: diversity in art, science & society (pp. 204-210). Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.
  • A. M'charek (2009). Biomacht: genen, hersenen en misdaden reguleren. In I. Gevers, M. Bleeker, S. Blume, A. M'Charek, M. van Rijsingen & J. Schoonheim (Eds.), Niet normaal: diversiteit in kunst, wetenschap & samenleving (pp. 204-211). Amsterdam: Nai Uitgevers.

2008

2006

  • A.A. M'Charek (2006). Über die Herstellung von Gleichheit. Der forensische DNA-Beweis im Labor und vor Gericht. Paragrana, 1, 61-81.
  • A.A. M'charek (2006). Technologies of Population: Making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males. In N Redclift & S Gibbon (Eds.), Genetics: Critical Concepts in Social and Cultural Theory (pp. 159-187). London: Routledge.
  • A.A. M'charek (2006). Men, Masculinities and Biology. In Routledge International Encyclopaedia of Men and Masculinities (pp. 159-187). London: Routledge.

2005

  • A. M'charek (2005). Problemen met diversiteit, of waarom we van lijsten af moeten. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 8 (3), 74-78.[go to publisher's site]
  • A.A. M'charek, B. van Balen & A. Andeweg (2005). Inleiding. In in Sporen en Resonanties: De klassieken van de Nederlandstalige genderstudies (pp. 7-16). Amsterdam: SWP.
  • A. M'charek, B. van Balen & A. Andeweg (Eds.). (2005). Sporen & resonanties: de klassieken van de Nederlandstalige genderstudies. Amsterdam: SWP.
  • A.A. M'charek (2005). Populatie in het Forensisch DNA Onderzoek: Van probleem naar mogelijkheid. In B de Reuver & J Braeckman (Eds.), Ethiek van DNA tot 9/11 (pp. 99-119). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • A.A. M'charek (2005). The Mitochondrial Eve of Modern Genetics: Of people and genomes, or, the routinization of race. Science as Culture, 2, 161-183.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2005). The Human Genome Diversity Project: An ethnography of scientific practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2004

  • A.A. M'charek (2004). Genetic Sex. In P Essed & D.T. Goldberg (Eds.), A Companion to Gender Studies (pp. 87-101). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2004). Problemen met Diversiteit: Of waarom we van lijsten afmoeten. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 3, 74-79.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2004). Kiezen of Delen: Hormonale anticonceptiva, nu ook voor hem? Krisis, 1, 94-99.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2004). Verwantschap in een Biotechnologisch Tijdperk. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 2, 53-59.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2004). Een Lichaam is een Lichaam is een Lichaam: Over de morele imperatief van het gezondheidsonderzoek, Repliek op Ineke Klinge. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 1, 63-65.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2004). Een Kwestie van Technieken: Over de buitensporigheid van de genetica en de onbestendigheid van ras. Krisis, 4, 22-35.
  • A.A. M'charek (2004). Ras en gender in het laboratorium. In M Huijer & K Horstman (Eds.), factor xx. Vrouwen, eicellen en genen (pp. 121-136). Amsterdam: Boom.

2002

  • A.A. M'charek (2002). De Onzichbare (F)actor: Standaardisatie, ras en genetische diversiteit. Medische Antropologie, 14 (1), 70-90.
  • A.A. M'charek (2002). The Traffic in Males en andere verhalen over sekse in onderzoek naar genetische diversiteit. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 4, 20-36.

2001

  • A.A. M'charek (2001). Populatie: over het maken van gelijkheid en verschil tussen Turkse en Nederlandse mannen. In M. Berg & A. Mol (Eds.), Ingebouwde Normen: Medische technieken doorgelicht (pp. 94-113). Utrecht: Van der Wees Uitgeverij.

2000

2016

  • A.J. Pols & A.A. M'charek (in press). Responsible innovation. The case of Alzheimer diagnostics. In Emerging technologies for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease - Innovating with care. London: Palgrave McMillan.

2006

  • A.A. M'Charek (2006). Men, Masculinities and Biology. In Routledge International Encyclopaedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routledge.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2006). Technologies of Population: Making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males. In N. Redclift & S. Gibbon (Eds.), Genetics: Critical Concepts in Social and Cultural Theory. London: Routledge.

2005

  • N. Wieringa, A. Herxheimer, E. van Haastrecht, A. Hardon, A. M'charek & N.S. Klazinga (2005). Novel policy strategies to diversity in clinical research [review 6]. In N. Wieringa, A. Hardon, K. Stronks & A. M'charek (Eds.), Diversity among patients in medical practice: challenges and implementations for clinical research (pp. 159-186). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • A. Hardon, N. Wieringa, K. Stronks & A. M'charek (2005). Diversity among patients in medical practice: main findings and recommendations for clinical research. In N. Wieringa, A. Hardon, K. Stronks & A. M'Charek (Eds.), Diversity among patients in medical practice: challenges and implications for clinical research (pp. 5-12). Amsterdam: UvA - AMC.
  • N. Wieringa, A. Hardon, K. Stronks & A. M'charek (Eds.). (2005). Diversity among patients in medical practice: challenges and implications for clinical research. Amsterdam: UvA - AMC.
  • A. M'charek (2005). Kiezen of delen: hormonale anticonceptiva, nu ook voor hem? [Review of the book The male pil: a biography of a technology in the making]. Krisis, 94-99.[go to publisher's site]
  • A.A. M'charek, M.J.E. Kohinor & R. Stolk (2005). Diversity in Clinical Practice: Which differences matter? In Wieringa (Ed.), Diversity Among Patients in Medical Practice: Challenges and implications for clinical research (pp. 47-79). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University.
  • A.A. M'Charek & D. Willems (2005). Alledaagse Zorg: De politiek van gewone medische praktijken. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2005). Novel policy strategies to diversity in clinical research. In Wieringa (Ed.), Diversity Among Patients in Medical Practice: Challenges and implications for clinical research (pp. 159-187). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University.
  • A. M'charek & D.L. Willems (Eds.). (2005). Alledaagse zorg. De praktijk van gewone medische praktijken (Studie 48). Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.

2003

  • A.A. M'charek (2003). Sekse: Uit de darkrooms van de laboratoria! Lover : Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, 4, 10-11.
  • A.A. M'charek (2003). Partiele Verwantschap. Lover : Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, 1, 54-55.

2015

  • A.A. M'charek (2015). Circulaties: Een nieuw object voor een Antropologie van de Wetenschap. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: University of Amsterdam.

2014

2011

2010

  • A. M'charek (2010). Ras als duikelaar. Lover : Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, 2010 (juni), 32-34.

2008

  • A. M'charek & M.J.E. Kohinor (2008). Sikkelcel en andere HbP’s in het dagelijks leven en medische praktijk. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.

2013

  • A.A. M'charek, K. Schramm & D. Skinner (Eds.). (2013) Science, Technology, & Human Values.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2013 till 2013). Expert - "Virtual College" AHRC Research Network Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2013). Advisor - Research Project Genomic Research and Race in Latin America, Manchester University.
  • A.A. M'charek (2011, January 28). How Life Matters: The Case of Race. Goldsmiths University, UK, Visual Culture Workshop.
  • A.A. M'charek (2013, May 3). Doing Dutchness: A case s tudy in genetic diversity. Kunming, China, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Workshop / SIGENET Workshop 5.
  • A.A. M'charek (2013, June 6). Suspect Bodies: Forensic Identification and the trouble with race. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Transnational Bodies Symposium (6 June, 2013).
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2013 till 2013). Member editorial board - Science and Technology Studies.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2013). Advisor - International Research Project: Immigene: Social, political and ethical implications of DNA analysis for family reunification, University of Frankfurt.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2013). Member of the advisory board - Amsterdam Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies (ARC-GS).
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2008 till 2013). Scientific Director - KNAW-HM-Zomerseminar.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2013). Member Board of Education - NOV.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2013). Member advisory board - Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2011 till 2013). Member editorial board - Universitas Humanistica, Colombia.
  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2013 till 2013). Advisor - Research Project Genetics and Forensic Anthropology in the Identification of Missing Persons, Bogota, Colombia.

2012

  • A.A. M'charek (period: 2010 till 2012). Member Scientific Policy Commission - Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit.

2010

  • A.A. M'charek (2010). Doing Dutch-ness in Science, Language and Culture. organizer international symposium: Amsterdam (2010, May 26).
  • A.A. M'charek (2010). The Ir/relevance of Race in Science and Society. AISSR international workshop: Amsterdam (2010, January 20).

2009

  • A.A. M'charek (2009, August 26). Fragile differences: stories about identities and the body. University of Utrecht, Summerschool “Moving Boundaries in Feminist Theory: Postcoloniality and Posthumanity”.

2000

Prijs

  • A. M'charek (2013). ERC Consolidator Grant "Race Matter: On the Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2012). FWOS Research Grant "Sexualities and Diversities in the Making". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2012). Max Planck Institute for the History of Science fellowship, Berlin, Germany. Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2011). Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit research grant "Diversity and Sexual Development: Literature Review". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2011). Center for Society and Genomics research grant "Genes, Brains and Criminality in Context". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2011). Center for Society and Genomics post-doc fellowship "Dutch-ness in Genes and Genealogy: Following Genetic Diversity around in Science and Society". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2011). Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology fellowship, Halle, Germany. Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2005). Center for Science Studies fellowship, Lancaster. Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2004). NWO PhD project grant "A DNA Profile’s Capacity for Right: On the Interference between Science and the Law in Forensic DNA Practice in the Netherlands". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2004). ZonMW: top-down grant "Verkenningen van de wenselijkheide en mogelijkheden voor invoering van primaire- en secondaire preventie van heamoglobinopathieen". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2004). ZonMW: top-down grant "Mogelijkheden en beperkingen in klinisch onderzoek voor het omgaan met diversiteit". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2003). Rathenau Institute Grant: "Alledaagse medische praktijken". Recognition.
  • A.A. M'charek (2001). Rathenau Institute Grant: "Alledaagse medische praktijken", a pilot study. Recognition.

Prijs

  • A.A. M'charek (2014). Workshop on "What is sexuality in practice?".
  • A.A. M'charek (2011). Organizer of the international workshop "Technologies of Belonging: Biology, Race and Technology in Europe" (2-3 June 2011, Amsterdam).
  • A.A. M'charek (2010). Organizer of the international workshop "The Ir/relevance of race in the anthropology of (bio)medical practices" (January 21st, 2010, University of Amsterdam).
  • A.A. M'charek (2009). Organizer of the international conference and expert meeting on Sickle cell Disease in Amsterdam; "Innovations and Dilemmas in Sickle Cell Screening" (18-19 December, 2009, Amsterdam Medical Center).
  • A.A. M'charek & J. Pols (2009). Organizer of the international workshop "Distributed Bodies Practices of disability and chronic disease" (December 16th, 2009, Amsterdam).
  • A.A. M'charek (2004). Organizer of the international expert meeting "Diversity in Clinical Research" (12-13 November, 2004, Bergen).

Spreker

  • A.A. M'charek (2015, October 26). Ras: een oud probleem in nieuwe gedaantes. Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Felix College.
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, October 23). Invited commentary 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’. Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Symposium Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and the Foundations of Difference.
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, October 7). Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype. University of Oslo, Norway, The Science Studies Colloquium Series.
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, August 25). Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype. Utrecht University, the Netherlands, NOISE Summer School 2015: "Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics: Feminist and Queer Interventions".
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, April 14). Guest lecture "ANT or a sociology of transition". University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the course Sociologische theorie 4: Perspectief on een nieuwe synthese.
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, June 8). Diversiteit als ordening en praktijk. FWOS (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit), Utrecht, the Netherlands, FWOS Symposium "Etnische diversiteit in onderzoek en beleid rondom de seksuele ontwikkeling van jongeren".
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, June 2). Race and the Return of the Phenotype: The case of forensics. University Paris Diderot, France, Seminar Series "Conceptualizing Human Diversity: History, Science, and Philosophy".
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, April 9). Keynote lecture 'Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype'. University of Kent, Conference ‘Articulating Science, Technology and Law: Regarding, Reflecting and Remaking Society’ (9-10 April 2015).
  • A.A. M'charek (2015, June 17). Tentacular Faces: Forensic Identification and the Return of the Phenotype. Linköping University, Sweden, Higher Seminar Technology and Social Change (Tema T).
  • A.A. M'charek (2014, October 22). When words are not enough. Ravenstein, the Netherlands, WTMC Workshop "Language's others STS-Knowldhe as text, image and sound".
  • A. M'charek (2014, November 28). Bodies, race and forensic science. Durham University, United Kingdom, Forensics and the art of making things speak.
  • A. M'charek (2014, December 6). Return of the phenotype: on generous methods and care for race. Washington, DC, USA, Keynote round table CULTURE@LARGE, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • A. M'charek (2014, December 12). Race, genetics and temporality. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Annual Harvest Day, AISSR, University of Amsterdam.
  • A. M'charek (2014, December 4). Topologies of race. Washington, DC, USA, Topologies of race: or how to study wild objects panel (organizer), American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • A. M'charek (2014, October 21). Invited commentary Dienke Hondius' book "Blackness in Western Europe: Racial Patterns of Paternalism and Exclusion". Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Vrije Universiteit.
  • A. M'charek (2014, November 13). Guest lecture "Making faces, making races in forensic identification". Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for Core Specialization Course: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body (lecturer Kristine Krause), University of Amsterdam.
  • A. M'charek (2014, October 17). Guest lecture "The case of Marianne Vaatstra". Nijmegen, the Netherlands, for the course Kennis Maken (lecturer Geertje Mak), Radboud University.
  • A. M'charek (2014, October 6). Guest lecture "Race as public issue". Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the course Public issues and policies, University of Amsterdam.
  • A. M'charek (2014, June 13). Guest lecture "The trouble with race and the absent presence thereof in forensic identification". Utrecht, the Netherlands, for the course The Body in Feminist Theory and Practice, Utrecht University.
  • A. M'charek (2014, April 25). Guest lecture "ANT or a sociology of transition". Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the course Sociologische theorie 4: Perspectief on een nieuwe synthese, University of Amsterdam.
  • A. M'charek (2014, April 15). Guest lecture "De genetische identiteit". Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the course Verdipingsvak Wetenschapsfilosofie: Normatieve en Empirishe benaderingen, University of Amsterdam.
  • A.A. M'charek (2014, November 12). Ras: terug van nooit weggeweest. Studentengenootschap Kairos, Amsterdam, De Ander.
  • A. M'charek (2014, April 15). Het maakbare gezicht: over de rol van ras in forensische identificatie. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, NRC Food for Thought series.
  • A. M'charek (2014, February 24). Het Maakbare Gezicht: Over de rol van ras in forensische identificatie. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, LaSSA congres ‘Diversiteit van Identiteit’.
  • A. M'charek (2014, September 12). Invited critic for Dr. Michael Montoya’s book ‘Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science and the Genetics of Inequality’. Birmingham, United Kingdom, Author Meets Critics at the BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference.
  • A. M'charek (2014, September 18). Caring for the object: On generous methods in studies of race. Torun, Poland, EASST Annual Conference ‘Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies'.
  • A. M'charek (2014, September 26). Unfolding data: a case from forensics. Open University London, UK, Transforming Data: drawing otherness into digital debates.
  • A.A. M'charek (2014, June 2). (Sur)Face: On Generous Methods in Studies of Race. University of Warwick, APT 2014: Power in a World of Becoming, Entanglement & Attachment.
  • A.A. M'charek (2014, April 3). Race, Region and Time: Or the forensic presence of the past. The Norwegian Museum of Technology and Science, Oslo, Norway, Race, ethnicity, ancestry and human genetic variation 1945-2013.
  • A.A. M'charek (2014, January 31). Anthropology of Science and the genetics of Race. Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, opening of the academic year.
  • A. M'charek (2013, December 12). Making faces, making races. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Barlaeus lecture series.
  • A. M'charek (2013, October 9). The Phenotypic Other and Forensic Technologies of Sameness. San Diego, USA, 4S Annual Conference.
  • A. M'charek (2013, September 4). In the Mood for Revolution. A Case Study in In/vulnerability. London, UK, CRESC Annual Conference: In/vulnerabilities and Social Change: Precarious Lives and Experimental Knowledge.
  • A. M'charek (2013, May 2). Doing Dutchness: A case study in genetic diversity. Kunming, China, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Workshop / SIGENET Workshop 5.
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, October 15). The Materiality of Race: Or how to do history with bones and DNA. Nijmegen, invited paper delivered at the Gender in Practice Conference (Center for Genderstudies, University Nijmegen).
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, November 3). The Ir/relevance of Race. Bogota, Colombia, invited Keynote at the workshop Anthropología, Ciencia y Tecnología: Entre la Esperanza, la Gloria y la Decepción at the Depratment of Anthropology of the Universitad de Los Andes.
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, December 17). Beyond Fact and Fiction: On the materiality of Race and Associated Differences. Amsterdam, invited Keynote at ARC-GS lecture (University of Amsterdam).
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, September 5). Performing the Technoscientific Body: On the materiality of Race in Practice. Trento, Italy, Keynote address at the bi-annual Conference of EASST (the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) 2-5 September 2010.
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, May 28). The Materiality of Race: Or how to do history with bones and DNA. Amsterdam, invited paper at the 10 Years After Conference organised by the Center for Society and Genomics.
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, May 27). Plenary Interview with Karen-Sue Taussig about her book Ordinary Genomes. Amsterdam, 10 Years After Conference (27-28 May, 2010).
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, November 22). Beyond fact and fiction: On the materiality of race in practices. Groningen, invited paper to be presented at the Conference Laqueur Revisited: between constructed bodies and bodily materiality, Symposium ICOG, University Groningen.
  • A.A. M'charek (2010, July 7). The HeLa Error: On the aesthetics of wholeness and the materiality of race. Halle, Germany, invited paper at LOST research colloquium at the Max Planck Institute.
  • A.A. M'charek & T. Dehue (2009, October 26). The Criminality Dispositif: Or the criminalization of everyday life. Acquafredda di Maratea (Italy), The Criminality Dispositif: Or the criminalization of everyday life”, ESF-COST Conference on Law and Neuroscience: Our Growing Understanding of the Human Brain and its Impact on our Legal System.
  • A.A. M'charek (2009, December 16). When whiteness becomes a problem: A case of neo-natal care in the Netherlands. University of Amsterdam, Conference Paper at Distributed Bodies: Practices of disability and chronic disease.
  • A.A. M'charek, T. Shakespear & B. Defize (2009, December 16). Criminalisering van het dagelijks leven. deBalie Amsterdam, Lezing en Debat "Allemaal Nette Mensen".
  • A.A. M'charek (2009, October 18). De Ware Nederlander. Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, Invited Keynote addres at Leidse Wetensschapsdag.
  • A.A. M'charek (2009, June 4). Political Objects: Race and Sex in Scientific Practice. Utrecht University, Invited Keynote address at 7th Feminist Research Conference.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2008, June 4). Ras als Routine: Over de esthetiek en pragmatiek van het mitochondriaal DNA referentie sequentie. AMC department of Genetics, AMC department of Genetics.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2008, June 22). The Bio and the Politics of Population in Criminal Investigation. Lancaster University, The Genomics and Populations Summer Institute.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2008, September 1). Forensisch DNA: Een aansporing tot opsporen? Science Café Tilburg, Science Café Tilburg.
  • A.A. M'Charek (2008, December 3). Van Sofa naar de Scan. Haarlem, the plenary debate of the (NIP) Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen.

Tijdschriftredactie

  • A.A. M'charek, I. van Oorschot, J. Harambam & R. Benschop (Eds.). (2014) Sociologie, 10(3/4).
  • A.A. M'charek (Ed.). (2011) Medical Anthropology, 22(2).

Boekredactie

  • I. Gevers, M. Bleeker, S. Blume, A. M'Charek, M. van Rijsingen & J. Schoonheim (Eds.). (2009). Difference on display: diversity in art, science and society. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.
  • I. Gevers, M. Bleeker, S. Blume, A. M'Charek, M. van Rijsingen & J. Schoonheim (Eds.). (2009). Niet normaal: diversiteit in kunst, wetenschap & samenleving. Rotterdam: NAi Uitgevers.
  • A.A. M'charek, A. Andeweg & B. van Balen (Eds.). (2005). Sporen en Resonanties: De klassieken van de Nederlandstalige genderstudies. Amsterdam: SWP.
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