John F. Clark
Areas of Expertise
Sub-Saharan African Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Politics and Democratization, State-Society Relations
BA, Georgia Southern University, Political Science, 1986
MA, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1988
PhD, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1992
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 431
Professor Clark specializes in the state-society relations of African polities and the international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. He is co-editor of Political Reform in Francophone Africa (1997), editor of The African Stakes of the Congo War (2002), author of The Failure of Democracy in the Republic of Congo (2008), and co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Congo (2012). He has also published over forty articles and book chapters, including articles in African Affairs, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Modern African Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, African Security, and the Africa Spectrum. During the 1999-2000 academic year he was a Fulbright lecturer and research scholar at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and he has made several research trips to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1990. In the summer of 2014, Professor Clark was a Fulbright Specialist consultant at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, where he is also Visiting Professor. He was awarded, with three collaborators, a grant by the American Political Science Association to organize a two-week workshop on Conflict and Political Violence in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 2015. He is currently writing a textbook on Africa’s international relations with Professor Beth Whitaker (UNC-Charlotte). Professor Clark served 6 years (2002-2008) as the Chairperson of the International Relations Department at FIU. Please also see http:/news.fiu.edu2011/02/fiyou-john-f-clark/ for an FIU profile of Professor Clark.