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Full List of CGRAS Faculty

  • Dr. Goldberg received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1999, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 2001 and 2005, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2005. Dr. Goldberg is interested in how a variety of […]

  • Alena Esposito

    Assistant Professor, Psychology

    Dr. Esposito earned her B.I.D. in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University, College of Design. Her program of study focused on educational material design. She then earned an M.A.T. in elementary education at East Carolina University and went on […]

  • Alice Valentine

    Teaching Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Professor Emeritus, Language, Literature & Culture

    Ms. Valentine received a B.A. from Florida State University and an A.M. from Harvard University in Regional Studies-East Asia. She graduated from the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies and completed advanced graduate study at Keio University, Japan. She is […]

  • Amy Richter

    Professor, History

    Department Chair, History

    Professor Richter specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century American and cultural history, with an emphasis on women’s and urban history. Her teaching repertoire includes the history of American Women, U.S. urban history from the colonial era to the twenty-first century, […]

  • Ana Kamille Marcelo

    Associate Professor, Psychology

    Dr. Marcelo earned her bachelor's degree in psychology/law and society in 2009 and her doctorate in developmental psychology in 2016 from the University of California, Riverside. She has been at Clark since 2016. Dr. Marcelo's research examines the influence of risk […]

  • Andrew Stewart

    Associate Professor, Psychology

    Andrew L. Stewart received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut and B.S. degrees in Psychology and Mathematics from Colorado State University. He has been at Clark since 2014. Professor Stewart is a social psychologist […]

  • Anita Fábos is an anthropologist who has worked and conducted research together with Muslim Arab Sudanese refugees in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Formerly the Director of the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies program at the American University in […]

  • Asha Best

    Assistant Professor, Geography

    Dr. Asha Best received her Ph.D. (2017) in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark. She is an urbanist whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary. Her work links mobilities studies, post-colonial and black studies, critical race theory and studies of urban informality. […]

  • Belen Atienza

    Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Atienza received a B.A. from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1993 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1995 and 2000, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2003. Dr. Atienza is currently working on a book […]

  • Beth Gale

    Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Gale received a B.A. from the University of Delaware at Newark in 1993, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2001 and is affiliated with […]

  • Betsy Huang

    Associate Professor, English

    Klein Endowed Chair

    Betsy Huang is Associate Provost and Dean of the College, the Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein ’64 Distinguished Professor, and Associate Professor of English at Clark University. She was Clark’s inaugural Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion from 2013 […]

  • Professor Caron has worked and conducted research in South Asia for over 15 years primarily in India, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and more recently in Rwanda and Ethiopia. Living in Sri Lanka at the time of the 2004 Indian […]

  • I am an urban geographer with interests in the meanings and understandings of place, local politics, legal geography, qualitative methodologies, and social movements (particularly neighborhood activism). My research focuses on the United States, including past research in the Twin Cities […]

  • Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Research Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA. She is Faculty Convener of A new Earth conversation at Clark, Co-Director of the Center for the Study […]

  • Doug Little

    Professor, History

    Professor Emeritus, History

    Dr. Little received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1972, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in 1975 and 1978, respectively, from Cornell University. He has been at Clark since that time and is also affiliated with the program […]

  • Edward R. Carr is a geographer and anthropologist whose career and research focus on exploring alternative ways of achieving meaningful and enduring improvements to human well-being. His work provides insights into the ways development and adaptation interventions impact human well-being, […]

  • Elizabeth Blake

    Assistant Professor, English

    Professor Blake specializes in gender and sexuality studies, food studies, and global modernist literature. Her research focuses on the ways queer pleasure is represented in the literature of the early twentieth century, and how those representations come to reshape existing […]

  • Ellen Foley is a medical anthropologist whose research addresses the social production of disease with a focus on how intertwined global, national, and local social forces shape vulnerability to disease, health status, and access to medical care, particularly in sub-Saharan […]

  • Eric DeMeulenaere is a Professor in Clark University’s Education Department. Prior to joining Clark University’s faculty, he taught middle and high school social studies and English and coached soccer in Oakland and San Francisco, CA.  He also co-founded and served […]

  • Dr. Cardemil received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1993 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He was subsequently at Brown University, where he completed his predoctoral internship in 2000, followed […]

  • Esther Jones

    Associate Professor, English

    Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

    Esther L. Jones currently serves as Associate Provost and Dean of the Faculty on the senior leadership team at Clark University. She is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, retention, and development of faculty at all career stages. Upon her arrival at […]

  • Everett Fox

    Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Fox received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1968, 1972, and 1975, respectively. He has been at Clark since 1987. Dr. Fox serves as director of the program in Jewish Studies, and is also affiliated with the […]

  • Gohar Siddiqui

    Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Professor Siddiqui joined the Department of Visual & Performing Arts in Fall 2017. She received a B.A. in English from University of Delhi, India; M.A. degrees in English from University of Delhi and from Bridgewater State in Massachusetts, and a […]

  • Heather Silber Mohamed

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Dr. Silber Mohamed's research interests include Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, and identity politics in the U.S., with a focus on the influence of race, class, and gender. Her ongoing research projects also explore media coverage of […]

  • Jack Delehanty

    Assistant Professor, Sociology

    Jack Delehanty studies how moral frameworks, especially religion, provide cultural justifications for inequality in the U.S. and fuel movements to contest it. He has published research on religious conservatism’s changing effects on American national identity and belonging, the cultural dynamics […]

  • James Murphy

    Professor, Geography

    Director, Geography

    Jim Murphy’s research elucidates the structures, agencies, relationalities, and spatialities shaping contemporary economic geographies and examines the prospects for more just, sustainable, and resilient forms of development in the Global South (esp. Africa).  This work draws on concepts, theories, and […]

  • Janette Greenwood

    Professor, History

    Senior Research Scholar, History

    Professor Greenwood received an A.B. from Kenyon College in 1977, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978 and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1991. She has been at Clark since 1991. She is affiliated with […]

  • Jie Park

    Associate Professor, Education

    Department Chair, CGRAS

    Jie Park's research interests include adolescent literacy and language practices in school and out-of-school settings. For the past two years, she has been studying how first-generation immigrant students acquire academic discourses, and what cultural and linguistic resources they bring to […]

  • Joanne Qu

    Part-time Instructor, Language, Literature & Culture

  • Johanna Vollhardt

    Associate Professor, Psychology

    Dr. Vollhardt received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (with a concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and joined Clark University in Fall 2009. She is affiliated with CGRAS, CRES, HGS, and Peace […]

  • John Brown

    Professor, Economics

    Professor Emeritus, Economics

    Dr. Brown is an urban economist and economic historian with research interests in contemporary issues of mid-sized older industrial cities, international trade and historical demography (fertility and mortality).  He teaches courses in urban economics, the history of the world economy, principles, […]

  • John Garton

    Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Dr. Garton received a B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He joined the Clark faculty in the autumn of 2008. Dr. Garton's interests include […]

  • Jude Fernando is completing a book, Political Economy of NGOs: Modernizing Post-modernity, which examines the controversial social roles of micro-credit NGOs in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and their links to the state, based on his long-term fieldwork in the […]

  • Ken MacLean

    Professor, IDCE

    Professor, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

    Professor Ken MacLean holds a joint appointment with IDCE and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology (University of Michigan 2005), a M.S. in Environment Justice (School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University […]

  • Dr. Williams teaches courses on international relations, including Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and International Security; U.S. National Security; Women and War; Popular Culture and IR; and Religion and International Relations. In addition to her research that addresses the connection between international […]

  • Lex Lu

    Associate Professor, History

    Professor Lu received a B.A. from East China Normal University in 2006, an M.A. from East China Normal University in 2010, and an M. Phil. and Ph.D. in 2013 and 2016 from Syracuse University. He has been at Clark since […]

  • Lisa Kasmer

    Associate Professor, English

    Lisa Kasmer, Associate Professor of English, specializes in gender and sexuality studies and trauma studies in Romanticism and Victorian culture. Her research focuses on the construction of sociopolitical narratives and subjectivity in nineteenth-century literature through genre and form. Her monograph […]

  • Lucilia Valerio

    Part-time Instructor, English

  • Maria Acosta Cruz

    Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Born and raised in Cabo rojo, Puerto Rico, Maria Acosta Cruz received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton in […]

  • Meredith Neuman

    Associate Professor, English

    Department Chair, English

    Professor Neuman teaches and researches in the fields of early and nineteenth-century American literature. In her first book, Jeremiah's Scribes: Literary Theories of the Sermon in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), she delves into the world of sermon notetaking, shifting […]

  • Dr. Addis is currently interested in theory and research related to men's mental health. In his work he focuses on links between the social learning and social construction of masculinity, and the way men experience, express, and respond to problems […]

  • Dr. Overstreet earned her B.A. in psychology from Smith College and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). She joined Clark University in […]

  • Dr. Brissett's research focuses on how contemporary educational policies impact socio-economic opportunities in "developing" countries, particularly those of the post-colonial Caribbean, as well as other states around the world. His current work analyzes the intersection of neo-liberal principles and post-colonial […]

  • Nina Kushner

    Associate Professor, History

    Professor Kushner is a specialist in early modern and eighteenth-century European social and cultural history, with an emphasis on France, women, gender, and the history of sexuality. Her book Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Cornell, 2013) used police and judicial records alongside […]

  • Odile Ferly

    Associate Professor of Francophone Studies, Language, Literature & Culture

    Associate Professor, Language, Literature & Culture

    Dr. Ferly received a B.A. from the University of Bristol, UK, an M.A. from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. She has been at Clark since 2004 and is affiliated with […]

  • Ora Szekely

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Ora Szekely’s research focuses on the foreign and domestic policies of nonstate armed groups in the Middle East, as well as the gendered dimensions of civil war. Her work is based on field research conducted across the region. Her most […]

  • Dr. Power-Greene completed his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Before arriving at Clark in 2007, he taught courses at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, Hampshire College, […]

  • Professor (or Dr). Parminder Bhachu studies the complex movements of people across international borders and interrogates their cultural and technical creativity which makes them particularly adept at navigating uncertainty and fragile worlds. Many years ago, Bhachu coined the concept of “twice […]

  • Patricia Ewick

    Professor, Sociology

    Professor Emeritus, Sociology

    Ms. Ewick received a B.A. from Tufts University in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1985. She has been at Clark since 1990 and is affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies and the concentration in Law and Society. Ms. Ewick's principal research areas […]

  • Paul Posner

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Department Chair, Political Science

    Dr. Posner’s current research focuses on democratization and political participation in Latin America. In particular, he is interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in Latin America.  Current recent projects […]

  • Ramón Borges-Méndez, PhD, born in Puerto Rico, has worked in the US, Latin America, and South Asia. He is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Community Development at the International Development, Community, and Environment Department at Clark University (Worcester, […]

  • Rosalie Torres Stone

    Associate Professor, Sociology

    Department Chair , Sociology

    Rosalie A. Torres Stone focuses on a theoretical foundation and research studies in health disparities. Her empirical work in mental health and health disparities extends existing conceptual frameworks by including socioeconomic and cultural-specific factors in examining health outcomes and access […]

  • Rox Samer

    Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Rox Samer is a feminist, queer, and trans media and cultural studies scholar; remix artist; and documentary filmmaker. They joined the Department of Visual & Performing Arts in Fall 2018. They teach courses in both the Screen Studies and MCA […]

  • Ms. Tenenbaum received a B.A. from Antioch College and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She was the founding director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies concentration and is also affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, […]

  • Stephen Levin

    Associate Professor, English

    Professor Levin specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature, transnational cultural studies, and critical and literary theory. His research focuses on the ways in which twentieth-century global conditions have shaped contemporary culture and produced new discourses of self and identity. […]

  • Suzanne Scoggins

    Associate Professor, Political Science

    Professor Scoggins teaches courses on Chinese politics, research methods, comparative politics, and social movements. Her research interests include policing, protest management, bureaucratic politics, rights consciousness, and authoritarian control in reform era China. Her book manuscript, Policing in the Shadow of Protest, looks […]

  • Taner Akcam

    Professor, History

    Senior Research Scholar, History

    Historian and sociologist Taner Akçam received his doctorate in 1995 from the University of Hanover, with a dissertation on The Turkish National Movement and the Armenian Genocide Against the Background of the Military Tribunals in Istanbul Between 1919 and 1922. Akçam […]

  • Thomas Kuehne

    Professor, History

    Director of the Strassler Family Center

    Thomas Kühne is Professor of History and the Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History and the Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Currently he serves also as Director of Holocaust and […]

  • Tim Downs is a specialist in environmental science and engineering with over 30 years field experience designing and managing collaborative projects in the UK, the United States, Latin America and Africa. His research focus is on how humans change the […]

  • Tyran Grillo

    Part-time Instructor, Language, Literature & Culture

  • Dr. Sperling teaches a variety of courses in comparative politics, including Russian politics; revolution and political violence; mass murder and genocide under communism; transitions to democracy; globalization and democracy; and political science fiction. Her research interests lie mainly at the […]

  • Professor Klooster received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Groningen in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in 1995. He has been at Clark since 2003. Dr. Klooster specializes in the history of […]

  • Yuko Aoyama

    Professor, Geography

    Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

    Professor Yuko Aoyama is an economic/industrial geographer with expertise in globalization, industrial organization, technological innovation, and cultural economy. Her research interest lies in developing geographic understandings of global capitalisms from institutional and comparative perspectives. Her work demonstrates how various industrial […]

  • Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

    Associate Professor of Practice, English

    Interim Director of Creative Writing, English

    Associate Professor of Practic, English

    Professor Gutmann-Gonzalez is a Chilean poet, novelist and translator who specializes in creative writing (hybrid texts, poetry, fiction) and Latinx literature. They are the author of the novel La Pava (Ediciones Inubicalistas) and the poetry chapbook A/An (End of the […]

Danielle HanleyDr. Danielle Hanley

Dr. Hanley received her B.A. from Cornell University in 2006. She received her MA and PhD in Political Science, focusing on Political Theory, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and 2018, respectively. She has previously taught courses at University of Pennsylvania, Stockton University, and Rutgers University before coming to Clark.

Dr. Hanley is interested in the role of emotions in political life. Her work draws together scholarship from political theory, classical studies, feminist thought, and performance studies to consider the work of grief and rage in politics. She is currently working on her first book project, based on her dissertation research, which examines grief, rage, and solidarity in the context of Greek tragedy and contemporary protest movements. In addition, she writes about feminist pedagogy in the conventional and virtual classroom. Dr. Hanley is currently teaching the introductory course for Women’s and Gender Studies, and is excited about teaching courses in WGS that will draw on her research and training in political theory, including courses that focus on emotions, gender, and power.