Janine Clark


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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

Transitional justice
Armed conflict


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Personal profile


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. 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.

Research interests

In 2017, Janine was awarded a five-year European Research Council Consolidator Grant. Most recently, in March 2024, she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to work on a project entitled ‘Rethinking Transitional Justice: The Significance of More-than-Human Worlds’. The aim of the project, which focuses on Ukraine as a case study and draws on posthumanist scholarship, is to rethink and expand the field of transitional justice in ways that acknowledge the suffering and agency of more-than-human worlds in situations of war and armed conflict.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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