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Kamari Clarke awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2021

Kamari Clarke, a distinguished professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

A legal scholar and anthropologist, Clarke’s career spans more than 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.

The author and editor of numerous books, Clarke is currently completing a book describing how social movements in the developing world are using modern technologies – such as mobile phones, GPS and others – to challenge the way justice has been traditionally accessed and delivered.

“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,” Clarke says. “In many ways, it will map the next 10 years of the contribution that I’ll make to the field.”

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