Congratulations, Kamari Clarke, Guggenheim Fellow

April 9, 2021 by Cate MacLeod

Congratulations to CrimSL Professor Kamari Clarke, who has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowships "are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Speaking to the Faculty of Arts & Science news team in their announcement of the Fellowships, Professor Clarke said, “It’s a recognition of lifetime achievement; it’s a grant to continue to write and to think about the core issues that I’m committed to — and in many ways will map maybe the next ten years of the contribution that I’ll make to the field.”

As Cynthia Macdonald writes, Professor Clarke's career "spans over two decades as an expert in such areas as international justice, religious nationalism, and the politics of globalization and race. Her award-winning research has shown how different legal frameworks, shaped by forces such as neocolonialism, both influence and are influenced by contemporary social movements."

Professor Clarke joined the Centre in 2020 and is appointed to both CrimSL and the Centre for Disapora and Transnational Studies. Last year, she was named Distinguished Professor of Transnational Justice and Sociolegal Studies, begining January 1st 2021.

"While she only arrived at CrimSL in May (and virtually, at that), Prof. Clarke has already made a positive impact on life at the Centre and we are delighted that she is here," said Centre Director Audrey Macklin at the time.