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Post Nominals MA, MRes, PhD, FHEA
Biography Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Clarke is a multi- and inter-disciplinary researcher and occasional curator, and Associate Professor at Gray’s School of Art. Her research, teaching, and artworks combine and explore the borders of contemporary art and anthropology. Often working in and leading highly collaborative projects, her research takes a feminist perspective to address all-too-urgent social and ecological issues, especially forest-related ones in the UK. She has also worked in Japan since 2003, where she recently held a Visiting Professorial Research Fellowship at the University of Tohoku (2022). Clarke’s background and training is in the arts, anthropology, and artistic research: with an MA in the arts from University of Glasgow, an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, an MRes. And PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Aberdeen, and an Advanced Masters in Artistic Research from Sint Lucas School of the Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. She has been the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Scottish Sculpture Workshop since 2018, and co-Chair of ANTART, EASA’s ‘Anthropology and the Arts’ Network, 2020-22.
Research Interests contemporary art, especially socially engaged art, visual anthropology; environmental politics and policy especially landscape planning, forests and forestry, Japan, feminism.
Teaching and Learning Jen is Stage 3 Co-ordinator for Critical & Contextual Studies at Gray's, and leads and runs 2 compulsory modules for all Fine Art and Design students, in 'Critical Themes' AA3313, and Research and Enquiry, AA3311. Jen also teaches into Masters courses, 4th year dissertation supervisions, and PhD supervision.