Shifting the Terrain for Diaspora Studies: Democracy, the Rule of Law, and the ‘New’ Souls of Black Folk

Kamari M. Clarke

Kamari Clarke

This lecture is part of the Virginia C. Gildersleeve lecture series Race, Gender, Community & Rights: Celebrating 15 Years of Africana Studies at Barnard.

Professor Clarke is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University. She has degrees in Political Science, Anthropology, and International law. Her research interests in religious and legal movements and the related production of knowledge and power have taken her to intentional Yoruba communities in the American South, traditionalist religious and legal domains in Southwestern Nigeria, international criminal tribunals, and international law training sessions in Ireland, London, Geneva, and Banjul and United Nations board rooms in New York City and The Hague. Her books include Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities and Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness.