Kamari Clarke on Digital Evidence and Police Brutality, and the Case for Letting Anthropology Burn, and How International Criminal Law Helps Entrench Structural Inequality

September 24, 2020 by Cate MacLeod

On September 23rd, Professor Kamari Clarke moderated The Case for Letting Anthropology Burn? Race, Racism and Its Reckoning in American Anthropology, part of the UCLA Department of Anthropology’s Race, Racism, Policing and State Violence 2020-2021 Lecture Series. A recording of the event is currently available on the UCLA Department of Anthropology YouTube Channel. An interview with Professor Clarke, published in American Anthropologist, discusses the publication of Ryan Jobson's AA review essay, titled “The Case for Letting Anthropology Burn” while she was American Anthropologist’s associate editor in sociocultural anthropology.

In August, Professor Clarke was a speaker for Digital Evidence and Police Brutality, hosted by the The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law:

Techniques for effective presentation of digital evidence and overview of current legal standards, reports and analysis concerning protest and police misconduct cases.

Earlier in the summer, Professor Clarke published Negotiating Racial Injustice: How International Criminal Law Helps Entrench Structural Inequality, part of a special Just Security “Racing National Security” symposium that aimed to render race visible in national security to shift the dominant paradigm toward addressing issues of racial justice.