Justice in Uncertain Times: A webinar discussion of Kamari Clarke’s new book, Affective Justice

September 25, 2020 by Cate MacLeod


In Affective Justice, Kamari Clarke explores the African Union’s pushback against the ICC in order to theorize affect’s role in shaping forms of justice in the contemporary period. Drawing on fieldwork in the Hague, the African Union in Addis Ababa, sites of post-election violence in Kenya and Boko Haram’s circuits in Northern Nigeria, she formulates the concept of affective justice—as an emotional response to competing interpretations of justice—to trace how affect becomes manifest in judicial practices.

With commentary from:

  • Siba Grovogui (Cornell University)
  • Njoki Wamai (United States International University)
  • Katherine Lemons (McGill University)
  • Tor Krever (University of Warwick)
  • Christopher Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Nayanika Mookherjee (Durham University)

Chaired by: Audrey Macklin & Kevin O'Neill

Hosted by the Transnational Justice Project in collaboration with the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, and the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at UofT.