In this new article, published in the French journal Nuevo Mundo, Mundos Nuevos, CitiGen post-doc Sarah Abel examines the way in which genetic ancestry tests have been promoted and developed over the last two decades as a genealogical tool, with the aim of locating the geographic and ethnic origins of diasporic groups.

The article follows the case of the descendants of enslaved Africans, emphasising the historical context and political discourses that led to these tests being offered to the public as a means to repair the social and psychological harm done by the transatlantic slave trade.

The article (written in French) can be accessed here.