Faculty

Nancy Budwig
Psychology
Dr. Budwig received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1979 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. She has been at Clark since that time. Dr. Budwig joined the Academic Administration in 2002 and is currently serving the university as Associate Provost and Dean of Research.
Kristen Williams
Political Science

Dr. Williams teaches courses on international relations, including U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. National Security, Women and War, Peace and War, Religion and International Relations, and Gender and Conflict. Her primary research addresses the connection between international relations theory, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and gender. Her current research project explores gender, masculinity, and the U.S. foreign policy and national security establishment.

Patricia Ewick
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.

Ellen Foley
IDCE
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 Africa. Her scholarship examines the processes by which social and economic changes articulate with existing hierarchies of gender, class, and generation to produce conflicts that are largely unseen and misunderstood by dominant development and health discourses. She focuses on the lived experience of illness and suffering as well as the intimate household politics of gender inequality and managing health and sickness in resource-constrained environments.
Asha Best
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. She is particularly interested in popular, improvised and often unofficial urban practices deployed by black and migrant groups, and her research looks at how those practices impact how cities are understood, planned and mapped. She is developing a comparative research project around black and migrant place-making, informality and mobilities in the context of Johannesburg.

Rinku Roy Chowdhury
Geography

Rinku Roy Chowdhury completed her bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Environmental Science at Wellesley College, a master's degree in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development at the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Geography at Clark University. Before returning to Clark in 2015, she taught geography at Indiana University at Bloomington and co-directed the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT). Prior to that she was a faculty member in the University of Miami’s Department of Geography and International Studies and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.

Wes DeMarco
Philosophy
Dr. DeMarco (Ph.D, Vanderbilt University 1991) has taught full time at Clark since 2007, serving as Lecturer since 2011 and Senior Lecturer since 2014. He has worked for three decades to develop a 'Neosocratic' philosophy that engages Western and Asian wisdom traditions, and which offers a fresh approach to the philosophical life, meaning, metaphysics, nature, and human agency and interagency. Central to this approach is how the lineaments of wisdom might be intimated in the questions by which it is sought and the qualifications of language and thought needed to articulate these. The approach hangs on a general theory of symbolization and the metaphysics of nature implied by this theory. Ethics and aesthetics follow in turn. Wes was awarded the Aristotle Prize by the Metaphysical Society of America in 1997. He was awarded the Frank Thompson Award for excellence in sleight of hand in 1977.