Douglas H. Brown Clark

Visiting Assistant Professor

Douglas H. Brown Clark is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in African American and African diaspora religious history as a part of the seminary’s Black Church Studies program. He also teaches church history courses at Louisville Seminary and at Lexington Theological Seminary. Clark received a BA from Davidson College and an MDiv from Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he earned second honors and served as Student Body President. He then earned a PhD at Vanderbilt University, where he studied American and African American religious history with a focus on race, civil rights, and reparations. His current book project, A Solid Black Hyphen: Race, Religion, Identity, and the Black Power Activism of Gayraud S. Wilmore, examines the history of religion in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, with a focus on late 1960s Black clergy advocates for reparations, especially Presbyterian minister, theologian, and activist Gayraud Wilmore. Clark’s research has benefited from support as a Research Fellow with the Presbyterian Historical Society, and as a Fellow in Vanderbilt’s Program in Theology and Practice. He chairs the southeast regional AAR’s History of Christianity section, and previously chaired Vanderbilt’s Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Committee.