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.
- BS in biology, Penn State Behrend
- JD, Washington & Lee
- PhD in rural sociology, Penn State
Animals & Society
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. 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