Professor of Studies


M. Kamari Clarke is a professor at Carleton University in International and Global Studies. She also teaches in the department of Law and Legal Studies and in the Anthropology department. Over her career she has taught at Yale University (1999-2012), the University of Pennsylvania (2012-2015), and the University Toronto (2015) and was the former chair of the Council on AfricanStudies at Yale (2007- 2010) and the former director and co-founder of the Center for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Yale.

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Recent Projects

The African Centre for International Law and Justice

Religion, Diaspora & the Law

The ICC & Africa

New Digital Technologies and the Challenges of Evidence


Various events with Conferences, Interviews and Lectures and Workshops that were convened, participated or sponsored over the years.

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Clarke has established herself as a leading intellectual of Law, Politics and Aesthetics, Transnational Religious Formations in the African Diaspora, Contemporary Social Theory and the anthropology of law in Africa. Everything she writes is a contribution to on-going conversations and conceptualizations – never final, always fluid and open to rethinking.

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From Ethnography, Globalization and Culture to Field Methods in Anthropology, Clarke covers new methods and research to making a scholarly and practical impact on legal and political anthropology.

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