Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Location and Contact Info
138 Woodland Street
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: (508) 793-7676
Fax (508) 793-8834
Professor Fisher came to Clark University in 2000 as Director of the International Development, Community, and Environment Department. He joined the Academic Administration as Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies in 2012.
Professor Fisher was trained as an anthropologist and received his PhD from Columbia University. He has taught at Princeton University and at Columbia, where he served as Assistant Director of Columbia's Center for South Asian Studies and directed the Economic and Political Development specialization at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. From 1992 to 2000 Professor Fisher taught in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he was Director of Graduate Studies in Anthropology and a Dillon Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Professor Fisher's early research focused on Nepal and India. He has written about the fluidity of identity formation and nationalism, the effectiveness of transnational social movements, the emergence of the World Social Forum, international development and global health, the structural determinants of HIV/AIDS, conflicts over development induced displacement, and the changing roles of NGOs.