With a background in biology, environmental law, and sociology, Dr. Clark takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topics that interest him–namely animals, nature, and the environment. Dr. Clark’s research sits at the intersection of two interdisciplinary fields: animal studies and the environmental humanities. One of his current research projects, “Moving through a More-than-Human World,” focuses on the topic of roadkill.
In 2018 Dr. Clark received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
- BS in biology, Penn State Behrend
- JD, Washington & Lee
- PhD in rural sociology, Penn State
Animals & Society
Using Social Theory
Clark, Jonathan L. “Attentional Deviance.” Environmental Humanities 12, no. 2 (November 2020): 492-495. https://doi.org/10.1215/22011919-8623241
Clark, Jonathan L. “Consider the Vulture: An Ethical Approach to Roadkill.” Discard Studies (blog). December 4, 2017. https://discardstudies.com/2017/12/04/consider-the-vulture-an-ethical-approach-to-roadkill/
Clark, Jonathan L. “Which Animals Do We Study?” Animals in Society Working Group (blog). June 27, 2016. https://animalsinsocietygroup.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/series-why-animal-studies-with-jonathan-l-clark/
Clark, Jonathan L. “Uncharismatic Invasives.” Environmental Humanities 6, no.1 (May 2015): 29-52. https://doi.org/10.1215/22011919-3615889
For additional work see Dr. Clark’s Humanities Commons Website.