Speaker's Series Jan. 18

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 15:00

Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by


John Albanese

Argumentation Studies Faculty


“Race, Racism and Forensic Anthropology: The Need for an Anthropological Trojan Horse to Deconstruct the Academy”


Abstract: For over 100 years anthropologists and other scholars have been critical of racialized approaches for understanding humans. However, much of the typological approach in Forensic Anthropology can be described as the application of 21st century technology to 19th century concepts of human variation. This continued use of racialized approaches provides a scientific façade that jeopardizes forensic investigations. The new race science is the same old race science that supports the existing structures of power. A new social justice oriented and more scientifically sound Forensic Anthropology for the living is overdue. In this lecture I present a personal journey, two decades and counting, of a reluctant forensic anthropologist to construct a politically-motivated argument to change the discipline from within.


Friday, January 18, 2019

3:00 pm

Chrysler Hall North, 1163


All are welcome