Professor 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 conflict-related sexual violence, transitional justice, international criminal courts, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism, ethnic conflict and reconciliation.
She is currently leading a five-year European Research Council (ERC) project, now in its final year, entitled A Comparative Study of Resilience in Survivors of War Rape and Sexual Violence: New Directions for Transitional Justice (CSRS). She writes frequent blogs and her interdisciplinary work relating to the project has been published in a wide range of journals, including the International Journal of Transitional justice, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Theoretical Criminology, International Studies Review, the British Journal of Sociology and Memory Studies.
Also linked to the ERC project, her most recent book – Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: How Societies Recover after Collective Violence – was published open access by Cambridge University Press in September 2021. The book is co-edited with Professor Michael Ungar, founder of the Resilience Research Centre in Canada. Janine is currently working on a new research monograph. Her previous project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), sought to tackle sexual violence-related stigma in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an issue that she discusses in her book Rape, Sexual Violence and Transitional Justice Challenges: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina (2017, 2019).