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Justin Clark graduated with a philosophy degree from the University of California, Los Angeles at the age of 17, but failed to discover the meaning of life. Disappointed by Plato, he turned to journalism and history. His opinions, reportage, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the LA Times, among other publications. He has received numerous fellowships, including from the National Humanities Center, the Huntington Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the Winterthur Library and Garden, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the Singapore Ministry of Education, and the Australian National University Humanities Research Centre. He is also a winner of the American Journalism Historians Association's annual Best Article prize, and a finalist for the Best Feature prize at the Southern California Journalism Awards. He teaches history in Singapore, where he is at work on a history of time in the early United States, The Clockwork Republic: Sociolegal Culture, Time, and Struggle in the United States, 1787-1860 (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press).
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