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Douglas Clark

Douglas H. Brown Clark is a PhD Candidate in Religion at Vanderbilt University, where he studies American religious history with a focus on African American religion, race, civil rights, and reparations. His dissertation examines religion and the Black Power movement, including the thought and activism of Gayraud S. Wilmore. He holds degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Davidson College. He earned first honors in his MDiv class, where he also served as Student Body President. He is a Fellow in Vanderbilt’s Program in Theology and Practice and a Research Fellow for the Presbyterian Historical Society. He serves on Vanderbilt’s Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as Vice-President for Academic Affairs on Vanderbilt’s Graduate Student Council. He has also earned Vanderbilt’s “Certificate in College Teaching” and maintains teaching interests in the history of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. He is an ordination candidate in the Presbyterian Church (USA).