Mary Marshall Clark

Mary Marshall Clark is director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and co-founder of Columbia’s Oral History Master of Arts degree program, created in 2008. Formerly, she was an oral historian and filmmaker at The New York Times. Clark has been involved in the oral history movement since 1991. She was president of the Oral History Association from 2001 to 2002 and has served on the Executive Council of the International Oral History Association. She was co-principal investigator of the September 11, 2001 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project, a longitudinal oral history project at Columbia with over 1,000 hours of interviews. She has directed Columbia oral history projects on the Carnegie Corporation, Robert Rauschenberg, the Harriman Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, Japanese Internment on the East Coast, the Apollo Theater, and Women in the Visual Arts. Clark also helmed the Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project that included a section exploring the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Her current work focuses on the global impact of torture and detention policies at Guantánamo Bay.