Dr. Kimberly Clair is a lecturer in Gender Studies at UCLA. For her doctoral research, Kimberly investigated the significance of traditional performance (including music, dance, and theater) as a psychosocial resource for survivors of natural disaster and separatist conflict in Aceh, Indonesia. In 2014 she received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to continue her research on community mental health interventions in Salatiga, Java. She is currently researching the intersections of art, narrative, and technology in Indonesia's recent efforts to raise awareness about, and improve access to, mental health care. Her writing has appeared in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Indonesia, and Inside Indonesia.
Dr. Clair has ten years of experience teaching undergraduate courses in restorative justice, gender-based violence, expressive arts therapies, Southeast Asian performance, and postcolonial healing practices. Her research and writing is situated at the intersections of Anthropology, Critical Public Health, Performance Studies, and Women's/Gender Studies.
She has designed and led large introductory-level courses as well as small senior seminars. She was honored to receive the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows Award as a graduate teaching fellow at UCLA in 2011.
In 2016, Dr. Clair served as an expert witness for an Indonesian client seeking asylum in the U.S. Drawing on her extensive experience living in Indonesia, Dr. Clair prepared reports on gender-based discrimination and LGBTQIA rights in Indonesia. She is currently available for research and consultation on cases involving Southeast Asia, gender-based violence, LGBTQIA rights, and mental health.
In 2015, Dr. Clair attended the closing ceremonies for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - an international court designed to prosecute perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide. Dr. Clair worked with a Los Angeles-based production team to compile interviews with justices, witnesses, and other individuals who served on the ICTR. These interviews comprise the United Nation's "Voices of the Tribunal" project.