Janine Clark

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  • B.E.S., University of Waterloo
  • M.A., Carleton University
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Janine Clark



Janine A. Clark is a Professor of Political Science specializing in Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Clark’s research agenda engages diverse issues around the possibilities for change from below, focusing on social movements, civil society, and how societal groups negotiate the authoritarian state. Her numerous publications, including Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia, 2018), Islam, Social Welfare, and the Middle Class: Networks, Activism, and Charity in Egypt, Yemen and Jordan (Indiana, 2004) and her most recent research project on sexuality politics, share a common ‘bottom up’ analytical lens. Based on her extensive field work experience, she also co-edited Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges (Oxford, 2018). She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Law and Governance.