Friday Jun 25, 2021
Episode 4: Conversation with Ursula Rao on Digital Identities, Biometric Technology and Bodies as Evidence
Joining me today is Ursula Rao, Director of the Department of ‘Anthropology of Politics and Governance’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, to discuss digital identities, biometric technology, e-governance, new security regimes and bodies as evidence.
Rao, U. 2018. Biometric Bodies, Or How to Make Electronic Fingerprinting Work in India. Body & Society 24(3): 68-94.
Rao, U. 2019. Population Meets Database: Aligning Personal, Documentary and Digital Identity in Aadhaar-Enabled India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 42(3): 537-553.
Rao, U. & Nair, V. 2019. Aadhaar: Governing with Biometrics. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 42(3): 469-481.
Maguire, M., Rao, U., & Zurawski, N. 2018. Bodies as Evidence: Security, Knowledge and Power. Duke University Press.
© Tereza Østbø Kuldova, 2021
Produced with the financial support of The Research Council of Norway under project no. 313626 – Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing: Comparative Perspectives from Norway, India, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa (AGOPOL).
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