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Fulbright Award: Ann Marie Clark


Purdue Political Science faculty member Ann Marie Clark has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Clark will serve as Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa during the fall 2021 semester.

Clark will be working in the University of Ottawa’s interdisciplinary Human Rights Research and Education Centre. The center includes scholars from both the arts and social sciences and individuals from disciplines as varied as law and management. According to Clark, “I will be researching the protection of global human rights defenders in international law, and what that means for the politics of human rights.”   

Professor Clark has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Human Rights, World Politics, and International Studies Quarterly. Her work on Amnesty International, Diplomacy of Conscience: Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms, was published by Princeton University Press. Her co-authored work Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (with Elisabeth Jay Friedman and Kathryn Hochstetler) was published by SUNY Press. Her new book, Demands of Justice, will be published in early 2022.  The book ”traces how human rights advocacy has created a set of practical tools for building global justice.”

Clark is looking forward to taking up her fellowship in the fall. For Clark, “As a political scientist who is interested in how human rights protections work in the international system, I am especially looking forward to the opportunity to interact with legal scholars as well as social scientists at the Centre.”

Ann Marie Clark received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.  She joined the faculty at Purdue in 1995.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 during the administration of President Truman. The Program’s goal is “to increase mutual understanding, and support friendly and peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”