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About José Ragas

Jose Ragas is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. He investigates the emergence of the global biometric system in post-colonial societies and the current implementation of ID cards as a mechanism designed to grant citizenship and curb the legacy of gender, age, and racial discrimination imposed by similar technologies in the past. Follow him on Twitter: @joseragas.


Articles by José Ragas

This week’s front page editor

Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Remembering captive bodies: indigenous child labour and runaway ads in a post-slavery Peru

What can runaway ads tell us about histories of exploitation and exclusion in post-slavery Peru? How did 'masters' govern before surveillance technology?

De invisible a digital: la digitalización de documentos históricos en peligro en Brasil

Al no contar con documentos, gran parte de la historia de quienes fueron esclavizados está destinada a perderse. La digitalización ofrece una vía para preservar de manera rápida documentos que se encuentran en estado de deterioro. ¿Qué pasos debemos seguir para organizar un proyecto de digitalización a gran escala? English

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