Kris Clarke, Ph.D

Kris Clarke, Ph.D

Academic and social commentator

Helsinki, Finland


I am an associate professor of social work in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Originally from Fresno, California, I have lived in Finland for over 20 years. My research interests center on decolonization, critical social work, and the significance of place and social memory. I created this portfolio as a means to connect with people who have similar professional interests.



University of Tampere, Finland
Doctor of Social Science in Social Work



University of Tampere, Finland
Licentiate in Social Work



University of Tampere, Finland
Master of Social Science



Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature


2019 -

Associate Professor, University of Helsinki
Faculty of Social Sciences (Social Work)

2007 – 2018

Professor, California State University, Fresno
Department of Social Work Education

2001 – 2005

Assistant Professor, University of Tampere
Department of Social Policy and Social Work


Kris Clarke, Ph.D

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