Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Birmingham Law School
Professor of Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Contact details

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. She was promoted to Reader in 2016 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Her research interests include transitional justice, armed conflict, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism/new materialism and disability.

Janine recently completed a large research project funded by the European Research Council (grant number 724518), and one of the outputs was her newest monograph – Resilience, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Transitional Justice: A Social-Ecological Framing (2022). This is an open access publication. Her interdisciplinary work has also been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, including International Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional justice, the British Journal of Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Qualitative Research and Memory Studies.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Bristol)
  • MA (Leeds)
  • PhD (Nottingham)

Biography

Professor Clark received her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2006 and subsequently spent three years in the International Politics department at Aberystwyth University as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow respectively. In 2014, she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. Before joining Birmingham Law School in October 2014, she held Lecturer positions in the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit at the University of York (2009-2010), the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University in Belfast (2010-2011) and in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield (2011-2014). She was promoted to Chair in 2018.

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Clark is interested in supervising research in the following areas:

Transitional justice
Resilience
Genocide
Armed conflict
Posthumanism
Reconciliation


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Research

Professor Clark’s research interests include transitional justice, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism, armed conflict and post-conflict reconciliation. Her most recent research was funded by the European Research Council (grant number 724518). 

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Clark, JN 2024, 'Post-traumatic growth, resilience and social-ecological synergies: Some reflections from a study on conflict-related sexual violence', Social Sciences, vol. 13, no. 2, 104. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci13020104

Clark, JN 2024, 'Resilience as a 'concept at work' in the war in Ukraine: Exploring its international and domestic significance', Review of International Studies.

Clark, JN 2023, 'Human-animal connections: Expanding and cross-worlding relational approaches to resilience', Environmental Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2023.2295098

Clark, JN & Jefferies, P 2023, 'Measuring Resilience and the Importance of Resource Connectivities: Revising the Adult Resilience Measure (RRC-ARM)', Social Sciences, vol. 12, no. 5, 290. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12050290

Clark, J 2023, 'Music, resilience and 'soundscaping': some reflections on the war in Ukraine', Cultural Sociology, vol. 2023, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/17499755231151216

Clark, JN 2023, 'Post-research reflexivity in qualitative research: Through cloaks and cross-threading', Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941231196386

Clark, JN 2023, 'Transitional justice and inclusiveness: Where does disability fit in?', Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. https://doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2023.2202514

Clark, JN 2023, 'Where are the voices and experiences of persons with disabilities/disabled people in transitional justice research and practice?', Journal of Human Rights Practice. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huad004

Clark, JN 2023, 'Why matter matters: Conflict-related sexual violence and the relevance of new materialism', Millennium: Journal of International Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/03058298231185953

Clark, J 2022, 'Disability and fieldwork: a personal reflection', Qualitative Research, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941211072789

Clark, J, Jefferies, P & Ungar, M 2022, 'Event centrality and conflict-related sexual violence: a new application of the Centrality of Event Scale (CES)', International Review of Victimology. https://doi.org/10.1177/02697580221116125

Clark, J 2022, 'Following one's nose: 'Smellwalks' through qualitative data', Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941221128496

Clark, J 2022, 'Harm, relationality and more-than-human worlds: developing the field of transitional justice in new posthumanist directions', International Journal of Transitional Justice. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijac025

Clark, J 2022, 'On disability, humour and rabbit holes: a personal reflection', Disability & Society, vol. 37, no. 9, 2103792, pp. 1541-1545. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2022.2103792

Clark, J 2022, 'Resilience in the context of conflict-related sexual violence and beyond: a "sentient ecology" framework', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 352-369. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12931

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Expertise

Education and Sensitization in the Fight against Sexual Violence in Conflict: Tackling Prejudice and Social Stigma in Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Sexual violence in conflict
  • International criminal courts
  • Transitional justice