- Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizona, 2012
- M.A., Geography, University of Arizona, 2007
- B.A., Geography, University of Oregon, 2004
- 2014: Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Nevada, Reno
- 2012-2014: Instructor and Advisor of Undergraduate Studies, Geography, University of Oregon
I work in areas of feminist, political, and cultural geography and qualitative methods. I am broadly interested in research topics related to state-society relations, development-security relations, nationalism, ethnicity and gender, religion, migration, and the Middle East. My research projects to date include:
- Since 2005, I have conducted research in Kurdish Turkey to understand the relationship between gendered development and security. Specifically, I examine how socio-economic and gendered development initiatives create ideas of political and national belonging, reconfigure family and community relationships, and impact the daily security/insecurity of Kurdish women.
- Since 2013, in collaboration with a colleague, I have examined the religious identities and practices of Kurdish women in migrant neighborhoods in urban Kurdish Turkey.
- Since 2017, in collaboration with a colleague, I have examined the experiences of first time refugee reception communities in the U.S. and the role of faith communities and inter-faith organization in resettlement efforts.
- Finally, I have been involved with student-led research on housing and homelessness in Reno.
I teach Geog 106: Introduction to Human Geography, Geog 314: Field Methods, Geog 487: Geography of the Middle East, Geog 446/546: Political Geography, and various graduate level seminars.
I am available to advise graduate students interested in any area of cultural, political, and feminist geography. Please contact me by email if you are interested in advising opportunities and UNR Geography.
- Clark, J.H. 2019. ‘With You, Time Flowed Like Water': Geographies of Grief and Vulnerability in International Research Collaboration. In Vulnerable Witness: The Politics of Grief in the Field, edited by Katie Gillespie and Patricia Lopez. University of California Press. 28-39.
- Fluri, J.L. & Clark, J.H. 2019. Political Geographies of Humor and Adversity. Political Geography. 68: 122-124.
- Clark, J.H. 2018. ‘The State Kills, We Kill, Everyone Kills': Finding and Framing Humor in the Field. Political Geography. 68:131-138.
- Clark, J. 2017. Feminist Geopolitics and the Middle East: Refuge, Belief and Peace. Geography Compass. DOI 10.1111/gec3.12304
- Clark, J. 2016. The ‘Life' of the State: Social Reproduction and Geopolitics in Turkey's Kurdish Question. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106(5): 1176-1193.
- Clark, J. 2015. Green, Yellow, Red, and Purple: Gendering the Kurdish Question in Southeast Turkey. Gender, Place, and Culture 22(10): 1463-1480
- Clark, J. 2015. ‘Just One Drop': Geopolitics and the Social Reproduction of Security in Southeast Turkey. In Precarious Worlds: New and Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction, edited by Katharine Meehan and Kendra Strauss. University of Georgia Press. 45-62.
- Clark, J. 2013. ‘My Life is Like a Novel': Embodied Geographies of Security in Southeast Turkey. Geopolitics 18: 835-855.
- Clark, J. & Marston, S.A. 2012. Spatializing and Materializing the Teaching of Muslim Issues in U.S. Undergraduate Geography Courses. Arab World Geographer 15(3): 252-260.