Clarke, Kamari Maxine 1966-

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Clarke, Kamari Maxine 1966-

PERSONAL:

Born April 3, 1966, in Montego Bay, Jamaica; daughter of Linton Florizel (an engineer) and Viola (a banker) Clarke; married Steve Miller-Appea, December 28, 1988 (marriage ended); married Ronald Wayne Crooks (an automotive designer), October 3, 2004. Ethnicity: "Black Canadian." Education: Concordia University, B.A., 1988; New School University, M.A., 1993; University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D., 1997; Yale University, LL.M., 2003. Politics: Liberal.

ADDRESSES:

Home—King City, Ontario, Canada. Office—Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 51 Hillhouse, New Haven, CT 06520. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Yale University, New Haven, CT, associate professor of anthropology.

WRITINGS:

Mapping Yoruba Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 2004.

(Editor, with Deborah A. Thomas) Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Kamari Maxine Clarke told CA: "My work is influenced by the need for change in the world. My motivation for writing is to understand the world around me and share my insights with my readers. The readers do not have to agree; they just have to consider my findings and decide for themselves if the findings adequately explain a world outlook.

"My writing process—I wake up at the crack of dawn and begin writing and work through to one or two p.m. The one idiosyncrasy of my process is that everything has to be cleaned off my desk for me to be able to think comfortably."

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