Camille A. Nelson is a J.S.D. (doctoral) candidate at the Columbia University School of Law. She joined the Saint Louis University, School of Law faculty in the summer of 2000. Prior to joining the faculty of St. Louis University she was an Associate in Law at Columbia University School of Law teaching Legal Research and Writing and completing her Masters of Law. Prior to her time at Columbia University she was a litigation associate with McCarthy Tétrault Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto. Following law school she was head clerk to Canadian Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci. Professor Nelson teaches criminal law, contracts law, critical race theory and legal profession. She lectures on issues of race, culture and the African Diaspora. She has written about the culture of elite firm practice, racism in the legal profession, the relevance of racial context to the Provocation defense, racism-related mental health issues, and Caribbean immigration, and she is concerned with the relevance of race to traditional legal doctrine. She is a member of the American Association of Law and Society, the Society of American Law Teachers, the American Bar Association, the Mound City Bar Association and the Foster Parents Plan of Canada.

Charmaine A. Nelson taught in the areas of Critical Theory, Post-Colonial Studies, Canadian Art, and Nineteenth-Century American and European Art as an assistant professor of Art History at the University of Western Ontario. She conceptualized critical and socially engaged courses that utilized local African-Canadian and First Nations cultural sites and histories. Her museum career is highlighted by the exhibition Through An-Other’s Eyes: White Canadian Artists — Black Female Subjects (1998). Her publications include “White Marble, Black Bodies and the Fear of the Invisible Negro: Signifying Blackness in Mid-Nineteenth-century Neoclassical Sculpture” in RACAR: Revue d’Art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review, (September 28, 2003) and the forthcoming “Edmonia Lewis’ ‘Death of Cleopatra’: White Bodies, Black Fantasies and Racial Crisis in America” in Janice Helland and Deborah Cherry (Eds.), Studio Space and Sociality: New Narratives of Nineteenth-century Women (Aldershot, U.K: Ashgate, 2004). In 2003 she began her appointment in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Québec.








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