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  • Joseph Clark

    Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
    Office: Stager 312

    Professional Biography

    A film historian, Professor Clark's dissertation, "Canned History: American Newsreels and the Commodification of Reality, 1927-1945," received the Joukowsky Outstanding Dissertation Award at Brown. He was a Teaching Fellow and a Dissertation Fellow at Brown and, most recently, was Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies at Colby College. One of his recent publications is: "Double Vision: World War II, Racial Uplift and the All-American Newsreel's Pedagogical Address," in Charles Acland and Haidee Wasson, eds., Useful Cinema: Expanding Film Contexts (Duke 2011). He will be teaching "Introduction to American Studies," "American Advertising" and other electives in American Studies.


    B.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Brown University's American Civilization Department