Project Collaborators

Jennifer Burrell is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her interests include questions of power, structural and political violence, political economy, law and inequality.  She conducts research in Central America and Mexico, Europe, Africa and the United States on politics and everyday life, new technology and human rights, humanitarianism, migration, security and the state. 

Kamari Maxine Clarke is a Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, she has conducted research on issues related to legal institutions, international legal domains, religious nationalism and the politics of globalization and race. She has spent her career exploring theoretical questions of culture and power and in the fields of law and anthropology and has been engaged in detailing the relationship between new social formations and contemporary problems. One of her key contributions to the various disciplines that she inhabits has been to demonstrate ethnographically the ways that legal and religious knowledge regimes produce practices that travel globally. Professor Clarke is the author of eight books and over fifty peer reviewed articles and book chapters. These include her 2009 publication of Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Affective Justice (with Duke University Press, 2019). During her academic career she has held numerous prestigious fellowships, grants and awards – a two-year President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, funding from the National Science Foundation and from The Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC). She has also been the recipient of research and teaching awards, including most recently a Carleton University Research Excellence Award.

Bethany Edgoose is researcher and writer, working between media, anthropology, and information technology. She is co-founder of interdisciplinary world building practice Inferstudio. Bethany trained in Anthropology and International Development at the London School of Economics. She interned with King’s College London as a research analyst monitoring nuclear proliferation risks in Egypt, and then worked as an analyst for cyber security firm Darktrace. Bethany has collaborated as a designer and film editor with speculative art practices Superstudio and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg Studios, as well as with Forensic Architecture in London.

Sara Kendall is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Law at the University of Kent (UK), where she co-directs the Centre for Critical International Law.  Her current research centres on the relationship between humanitarianism and legal forms as well as the use of new technologies in the fields of human rights and international criminal accountability. She has written about international criminal courts and tribunals, victimhood and representation, and practices of state violence, particularly in the context of armed conflicts. She serves on the editorial board of the London Review of International Law and on the advisory board of Humanity: an International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development. Before becoming an academic, she worked for an attorney specialising in police misconduct and prison litigation.

Nathan Su is a speculative designer who works between media and architecture. He is co-founder of Inferstudio – an interdisciplinary world building practice and is currently a lecturer in the UCLA AUD IDEAS Entertainment Studio. In recent years, he has worked as a project coordinator for Forensic Architecture in London, UK. He has also taught design and media studios for the Architectural Association (London), and workshops for the Bartlett, UCL (London), and Strelka (Moscow). 

Nawi Ukabiala is a senior associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where his practice focuses on international dispute resolution and public international law. Nawi served as the legal officer to Judge Julia Sebutinde at the International Court of Justice and judicial law clerk to Justice Edward Mansfield at the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. He also previously worked as a legal consultant in the Operations Policy Group of the World Bank’s legal department.  Nawi has published numerous articles and regularly presents at conferences on pertinent issues in international law.  

Researchers

Jazmin High is a current PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Albany with a focus in medical anthropology. Jazmin received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, and her Masters of Arts in Anthropology from East Carolina University in 2020. 

Jazmin’s primary research interests are health seeking behavior, health-care disparities, and health disparities, including maternal, sexual, and reproductive health. Jazmin is interested in exploring how culture, class, the built environment, and race intersect and influence health outcomes among minorities. Jazmin is also interested in exploring race and discrimination within the health care system. 

Jazmin has conducted extensive interviews with minorities about their experiences with the healthcare system, their health beliefs and perceptions, and their health seeking behavior. Jazmin has also examined health-seeking behaviors and strategies employed by low-income and minority communities in the absence of health resources.

Andrea is Legal Counsel and Pay Equity Specialist with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), Canada’s largest nurses’ union, where she advocates for the substantive equality rights of frontline healthcare workers. Andrea articled with a leading labour and employment firm where she worked on a precedent setting case brought by Ontario’s 800+ midwives on the basis of gender discrimination in compensation. She has strong interests in labour and employment law, international and domestic human rights law, and access to justice issues. Before becoming a lawyer, Andrea worked in the non-profit sector for almost a decade doing community-based justice education programming and developing curriculum linked legal resources for teachers. Andrea obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and also holds a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (sociology/psychology) from the University of Toronto.