John Clark, PhD

Florida International University

John F. Clark is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University (Miami). He specializes in the state-society relations of African polities and the international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. He is co-editor of Political Reform in Francophone Africa (1997), editor of The African Stakes of the Congo War (2002), author of The Failure of Democracy in the Republic of Congo (2008), and co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Congo(2012). He has also published some forty articles and book chapters, including articles in African Affairs, theJournal of Democracy, the Journal of Modern African StudiesComparative Studies in Society and History,African Security, and the Africa Spectrum. During the 1999-2000 academic year he was a Fulbright lecturer and research scholar at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and he has made multiple research trips to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1990. Professor Clark was a Fulbright Specialist consultant at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in the summer of 2014. He is currently writing a textbook on Africa’s international relations, and is organizing a workshop on Political Violence in Africa for the APSA in July 2015. He was Chairperson of the Department of International Relations at FIU from August 2002 to December 2008.