Pedro Neto, Ildikó Z. Plájás, Nina Amelung

Pedro F. Neto is an anthropologist and award-winning filmmaker, research fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa). He has conducted extensive research in Southern Africa (Angola, Zambia and Mozambique) and West Africa (Senegal and Guinea-Bissau) on topics such as forced displacement, migration, mobility, borders, refugee camps, development and violence. Recent audiovisual work includes: Guadiana in Four Movements (2022); YOON (2021); Abyssal (2021); Withering Refuge (2020).|Ildikó Zonga Plájás is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. She studied anthropology and cultural studies in Romania and Hungary and then earned a degree in visual ethnography from Leiden University. She was a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the project RaceFaceID led by Amade M’charek, where she researched how visual technologies in governance enact racial otherness. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC project “Security Vision” where she conducts (visual ethnographic) research with computer scientists developing image recognition algorithms.|Nina Amelung is a sociologist and research fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa), researching at the intersection of science and technology studies and critical migration/border/security studies. In her current project entitled “Affected (non)publics: Social and political implications of transnational biometric databases in migration and crime control (AFFECT)” Nina explores the social and political implications of growing database infrastructures – in particular their design, governance and implementation – on understanding and regulating affected publics. She is co-founder of the independent international research network STS-MIGTEC. Her work is driven by curiosity to learn, experiment and critically reflect about new forms of collaborative engagements with different publics. She has published in journals such Public Understanding of Science, Social Studies of Science and New Genetics and Society, and co-authored together with Rafaela Granja and Helena Machado the book Modes of Bio-Bordering: The Hidden (Dis)integration of Europe (Springer).|