Victoria Sanford: Anthropological Methods for Documenting Human Rights Violations and Genocide

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Drawing on 25 years of experience investigating human rights violation and genocide in Guatemala, Sanford will discuss the theory and practice of forensic exhumations, victim identification, archival and testimonial research and their interplay in legal processes and community desires for justice. She will explore the ways in which science and law and justice complement and collide with one another as investigations move forward from the field to legal courts and the court of public opinion. She will also consider the role of the researcher as both documentarian and participant in the production of history as well as legal precedence.

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