Christopher Clark joined the department in 2012 as an assistant professor. He earned his B.A. from Saint Louis University (2005) and his M.A. (2006) and PhD. (2010) from the University of Iowa. His research interests include race and electoral representation in the United States and state politics and policy. Most of his research focuses on black electoral representation, and he is especially interested in the creation and influence of black political organizations such as state legislative black caucuses. He is also interested in political behavior and public opinion.