Aimee Clesi

Student NameAimee Clesi
Faculty Mentor NameSteve Noll, PhD
CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MajorPhilosophy, History
MinorWomen’s Studies
Research InterestsSouthern History, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Appellate Law, Moral Philosophy, Philosophical Logic, Political Philosophy
Academic AwardsUniversity Honors Program 2018, Dean’s List 2018-2020, Bob Graham Center Tallahassee Fellow to the Supreme Court of Florida, UF Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Recipient 2019, Haskell Faculty and Student Fellowship Award 2019, Reubin Askew Scholar 2020, University Women’s Club Scholarship Recipient 2020, R.M. Hare Undergraduate Essay Prize in Moral Philosophy 2020, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsThe Bob Graham Center for Public Service, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Student Legal Services, Undergraduate Philosophy Society
Hobbies and InterestsCross country, golf, reading, video games, traveling

Research Project

The Death Penalty in the Time of Mass Incarceration

My university scholars project will assess the death penalty, wrongful conviction, and mass incarceration in the United States, largely through the lens of Curtis Flowers case in Mississippi and recent death penalty jurisprudence. I hope to conduct research that will situate Flowers case within the larger framework of racism in the South and reveal firsthand the real excesses of southern justice. While Flowers case is egregious, it is at some level typical of the criminal justice system we have in America today.