Dr. Keisha Clark

Assistant professor

Leasure Hall 104
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 130-230 p.m., or online by appointment


Dr. Keisha Clark is an Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Studies housed in the Social Transformation Studies department at K-State with over a decade of teaching experience in various settings. As a military veteran and first-generation graduate, she is familiar with some of the struggles of navigating the university and prides herself on being accessible to her students. Dr. Clark is a QuantCrit researcher who primarily focuses on Black families' empowerment. Additional research interests are related to conflict, sexuality, and taboo communication. Recently, her work has focused on Black mothering and Black military service. She is familiar with qualitative methods but identifies most as a quantitative researcher. Dr. Clark values applied research in the community; she currently maintains a position as commissioner for the Manhattan Public Housing Authority and volunteers with CASA. She prides herself on the application and integrating her research into the community.

For fun, Dr. Clark is an avid traveler who enjoys gaming, theater, and spending time with family and friends.

Research Interests:

Black Mothering, Black Women, Black Families, Women Veterans, Sexuality, Taboo Communication (Race and Sexuality), and Black Empowerment


AMETH 160 Intro to American Ethnic Studies

AMETH 300 Intercultural Competence

AMETH 370 Politics of Women of Color