||Catherine E. Clark
||Assistant Professor of French Studies
Catherine E. Clark
Photo Credit: Jonathan Sachs/MIT
Catherine E. Clark joined FL&L as Assistant Professor of French in 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History with High Honors from Swarthmore College. Her current book project brings together her interests in French history and visual culture in a social and material history of the uses of photographs as historical documents of Paris. This history of municipal and popular visual histories spans from the late nineteenth-century creation of municipal photo archives and early historical exhibitions to more recent illustrated history books and amateur photo contests to document the city's past. Clark’s research has received numerous grants including a Bourse Chateaubriand from the Embassy of France in the United States and a grant from the Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research.