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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Faculty Seminar - ' BĀ®anding Blackness: Biometric Technology and the Commodification of Blackness' with Dr. Simone Browne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, African and African American Studies, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department

Wed, October 19, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • Warfield Center/ISESE Gallery A232A

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Faculty Seminar - ' B®anding Blackness: Biometric Technology and the Commodification of Blackness'

Wednesday, October 19th

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Warfield Center Isese Gallery - JESA230


Seeing biometrics, in its simplest form, as body measurement, this paper discusses early applications of biometric surveillance in the transatlantic slave trade, as well as the role that race plays in contemporary biometric information technology.

Dr. Simone Browne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, African and African American Studies, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department

Discussant, Dr. Stephen Marshall, Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department

This Faculty Seminar is now full and is no longer accepting RSVPS.


Sponsored by: John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department


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