Paul T. Clarke
Paul T. Clarke is a doctoral student in the Department of African and African American Studies with a primary field in Anthropology. His work is guided by an interest in race, violence, and the city. Concerned with thinking the post-apartheid South African city alongside its American counterpart, his current research explores the proliferation of gun violence and its propensity to saturate the metaphysics of urban life. His scholarly interests include settler colonial studies, materiality and technology, urban ethnography, biopolitics & necropolitics, and private security studies.
Paul holds an M.A. with distinction in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he did an ethnographic study of security technology and private policing in the northern suburbs. A native of Skokie, IL, he also has a B.A. in Africana Studies and Political Science from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.