CDTS Professors Kamari Clarke and Naomi Seidman receive SSHRC Connections Grants

April 11, 2022 by Eric Kular

Professor Naomi Seidman, has won a SSHRC Connections Grant for an upcoming international conference called “Bais Yaakov in Historical and Transnational Reach.” This is the first conference bringing together scholars of the international Orthodox girls' school movement known as Bais Yaakov, which was founded in Krakow in 1917 and flourishes today with over a thousand schools in thirteen countries (including five in Toronto). The academic conference will be supplemented by a public program in the Orthodox neighborhood of Toronto and a concert of music from the interwar system.  


Professor Kamari Clarke has won a SSHRC Connections Grant for $24,566 for an upcoming critical international law summer workshop entitled, ”Rethinking Futures of Justice: Beyond the Limits of the Law."  The workshop will explore the processes through which international criminal law is being taught, learned, structured and innovated, and seeks to build critical pedagogies that will grow and take root through its faculty and graduate student base.  Held in Kigali, Rwanda and hosted with Rwandan partners, participants will explore transnational approaches to law and society, colonial inscriptions in shaping law and its relationship to contemporary controversies in international justice and will offer participants ways of theorizing the relationship between race/ethnicity/gender and inequality, violence, law, jurisprudence and discourse analysis. 


In addition to the SSHRC Connections Grant, the summer institute is generously supported through funding from the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Office of the Vice President International.