Dr. Sherri Lawson Clark

 Dr. Sherri Lawson Clark

WGS Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow and Professor of American Ethnic Studies


Contact Information:

Office: Carswell Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3556




Ph.D.: American University

M.A.: American University

B.A.: Pennsylvania State University


WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGS 321B: Research Seminar: Women, Race, and Poverty

WGS 377C: Race, Gender, and Housing Disparities in the U.S.


Professional/Research Focus:

Housing Policy


Urban Development

African American Studies


Selected Publications:


  • Homing Devices: the Poor as Targets of Developmental Policy, eds. Mark Schuller and Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston (Lexington Books, 2006). Chapter entitled “Separate and Unequal: Housing Policy on the Periphery of Our Nation’s Capital”.
  • Emerging Issues in African American Family Life, eds. V.C. McLoyd, N. Hill, and K. Dodge (Guilford Press, 2005). Chapter entitled “Homeplace and Housing in the Lives of Low-Income Urban African American Families”.


  • Burton, Linda, Donna Marie Winn, Howard Stevenson, and Sherri Lawson Clark, “Working with African American Clients: Considering the ‘Homeplace’ in Marriage and Family Therapy Practices,” Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 30, 4 (2004): 113-129.
  • “Where the Poor Live: How Federal Housing Policy Shapes Residential Communities,” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 31, 1 (2002): 69-92.