John F. Clark is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University (Miami). He was Chairperson of the Department of International Relations at FIU from August 2002 to December 2008. He specializes in the state-society relations of African polities and the international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. He is co-editor of Political Reform in Francophone Africa (1997), editor of The African Stakes of the Congo War (2002), and author of The Failure of Democracy in the Republic of Congo (2008).
He has also published some forty articles and book chapters, including articles in African Affairs, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Modern African Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, African Security, and the Africa Spectrum. During the 1999-2000 academic year he was a Fulbright lecturer and research scholar at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and he has made seven research trips to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1990. He is currently revising the Historical Dictionary of Congo, which will appear in its fourth edition in 2013. His next research project is on the intersection of religious practice and politics in Central Africa. Please also see here for an FIU profile of Professor Clark.