Geographies of Transnational Change

The Anthropology of the Contemporary Fall 2012 This invited lecture series examined the radical transformations in the world around us. From new legal bodies, reconfigured medical developments, new ways of conceptualizing the human person and various extra-state projects (sex categories, international organizations, music brokers, migration policies and their stories, NGOs, international tribunals, and new economic arrangements), the goal was for …

African Court Research Initiative-FIU College of Law International Criminal Law Expert Conference

African Court Research Initiative-FIU College of Law International Criminal Law Expert Conference The Potential Impact and Limits of the Criminal Jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights The African Court Research Initiative (ACRI), a collaboration between FIU Law Professor Charles Jalloh and Professor Kamari Clarke (University of Pennsylvania), with funding from the Open Society Justice …

New Digital Technologies and the Challenges of Evidence

As a result of a related and initial collaborative exploration with Anna Agathangelou, this research explores a new dimension of digital technologies and their roles in creating a ‘human rights technology revolution’ (Kelly Matheson, WITNESS). Yet how are these technologies—such as satellite tracking, crowd  sourcing, and social media—transforming socio-legal worlds? Are witnesses using social media to transmit evidence to legal …

Religion, Diaspora and the Limits of the Law

  Religion, Diaspora and the Limits of the Law Over the past two decades, I have been engaged in analyzing a range of contemporary challenges in transnational black occult religions that are sometimes at odds with emergent rights endowed agendas of state and international institutions. The manuscript from which is evolving from that research is entitled Of Dreamers and the …

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