Janine Clark

Janine Clark

Professor & Associate Chair, Research

Janine A. Clark is a Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her work focuses on decentralization and local politics, Islamist movements, civil society activism and women and politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Currently, she is working on a SSHRC-funded project examining sexuality politics and gender activism in Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia. She has conducted extensive field research in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

She is the author of two single-authored books: Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia University Press, 2018); and Islam, Charity and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen (Indiana University Press, 2004). And she is the co-editor of two books: Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2018);  and Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Civil Society in the Developing World (Macmillan Press/ St Martin's Press 2000).

She has furthermore published numerous articles in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics; International Journal of Middle East Politics, Mediterranean Politics and other journals.

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


Comparative Politics, Middle East and North Africa, Islamism, Decentralization, Gender