Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Justin Clark

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Asst Prof Justin Clark

Justin Clark works on the cultural histories of space, time, and vision in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has taught courses on the history of time and the U.S. Civil War, among other topics.

Dr. Clark is the winner of the Best Article award from American Journalism and a finalist for Best Feature in the Southern California Journalism Awards. He has received fellowships and grants from the Singapore Ministry of Education, the Australian National University Humanities Research Centre, the Huntington Library, the New England Research Fellowship Consortium, the Winterthur Library, and the American Antiquarian Society, among other institutions. His academic essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of American Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, The New England Quarterly, and American Journalism, and he has written on urban design and history and other subjects for the New York Times, L.A. Times, and Boston Globe, among other venues. His first book, City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture, explores the visual impact of urbanization before the U.S. Civil War. His current book project explores the cultural history of time in the late 19th century.

Prior to joining NTU in 2016, Justin Clark lectured at the Pennsylvania State University, National University of Singapore, and Yale-NUS College. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and his doctorate (in history) from the University of Southern California.
Research Interests
Justin Clark is an historian of visual and urban culture in the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Current Projects
  • From Spectators to Visionaries: Visual Culture and the Transformation of the 19th Century Boston Surviving the Apocalypse: The History of Environmental Catastrophe in American Culture
  • From the Second Industrial Revolution to the Fourth: Technological Change and Alternative Temporalities in Singapore and the U.S.
Selected Publications
  • Justin Clark. (2018). "American Studies in Singapore". The Journal of American Studies, 52(3), 29-36.
  • Justin Clark. (2018). City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture. University of North Carolina Press.
  • Justin T. Clark. (2018). "The Importance of Psychical Research to William James" [Review of the book "The Importance of Psychical Research to William James"] Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 17 (1), 215-217.
  • Justin Clark. (2017). "How Political Correctness Led to Islamophobia".Boston Globe, IDEAS.
  • Justin Clark. (2017). “Confronting the ‘Seeker of Newspaper Notoriety’: Pathological Lying, the Public, and the Press, 1890-1920”. American Journalism, 34, no. 2, 179-200.

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