Mary Marshall Clark

Mary Marshall Clark

Mary Marshall Clark

Director, Columbia University Center for Oral History

Mary Marshall Clark, along with the sociologist Peter Bearman, undertook a large, longitudinal oral history project, “The September 11, 2001 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project,” a collection of 600 interviews with culturally and ethnically diverse New Yorkers differently affected by the afterlife of the September 11th events. Clark, Bearman, Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith co-edited 19 of these stories in After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and The Years that Followed. Currently, Clark is directing a legal, historical project on the post-9/11 use Guantánamo Bay as a detention center, and on the ramifications of policies of torture and rendition on individuals and families.