On 21st July, CitiGen post-doc Sarah Abel presented a paper for the ESRC seminar series “Genetics, technology, security and justice. Crossing, contesting and comparing boundaries” at Durham University.

Presented as part of the final seminar in the series, under the theme “Nation Building and Forensic Science”, Sarah’s paper compared how DNA ancestry tests have been presented through media productions in the US and Brazil, as a means to shed light on the African origins of each country’s historically enslaved populations.

The seminar series has been organised jointly by researchers from Durham University, Northumbria University, and Newcastle University. For the full programme, visit the seminar series’ website.

Artwork by Ada Jusic of Creative Connection, produced for the ESRC seminar series on genetics, technology, security and justice.