Anthropology and Sociology

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Jonathan L. Clark

Jon Clark’s teaching and research focus on human-animal relationships. He’s interested in how we think about and relate to other animals. Jon’s research is situated at the intersection of two interdisciplinary fields: animal studies and the environmental humanities. His current research project, titled “Moving through a More-than-Human World,” focuses on the topic of roadkill. Before earning his PhD, Jon practiced environmental law. In 2018, he received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. 


Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair


Anthropology & Sociology


  • BS in biology, Penn State Behrend
  • JD, Washington & Lee
  • PhD in rural sociology, Penn State


Animals & Society 

Environmental Justice

Research Interests

Animal Studies
Environmental Humanities 

Recent Work

For additional work see my Humanities Commons Website.

Clark, Jonathan L. “Consider the Vulture: An Ethical Approach to Roadkill.” Discard Studies (blog). December 4, 2017.

Clark, Jonathan L. “Which Animals Do We Study?” Animals in Society Working Group (blog). June 27, 2016.

Clark, Jonathan L. “Uncharismatic Invasives.” Environmental Humanities 6, no.1 (May 2015): 29-52.