The Catholic University of America

Meghan J. Clark, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Email: clarkm1[at]
Phone: (718) 990-5393
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Meghan Clark is an assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University (NY), which is among the most diverse universities in America and marked by a strong commitment to the Vincentian mission, as seen through a commitment to the poor and the immigrants of New York. Her primary research area is Catholic social thought, with a special interest in human rights, solidarity and questions of global health and human rights. All of these areas converge not only around Catholic social thought but also around questions of political theology and a growing attention to inequality, participation and public health. As a native New Yorker, the pluralism and global perspective of her location influences her approach to political theology and the need to engage different perspectives. 

Dr. Clark’s research has been published in Political Theology, Heythrop Journal, New Blackfriars, and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought.  She blogs for Catholic Moral Theology and Millennial.  Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of America Press and as a lay consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. She studied philosophy and theology first at Fordham University for her bachelors and then received her doctorate in theological ethics from Boston College, studying under David Hollenbach, SJ.