About Our Department

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As a department we are unique as we house multiple disciplines under one roof with 23 teacher-scholars from across the liberal arts world who love what they do. We have focused programs in American studies, history and political science with flexible programs in interdisciplinary humanities, social sciences and liberal studies.

Our department provides graduates and undergraduates with excellent career preparation through critical thinking, writing, real world analysis and our own career advantage. Our “can do” attitude and small class sizes provide access to your professors on a personal basis.

Our students participate in conferences and get the chance to show their work to their peers and others around the community. Providing you the opportunity to show off your work while still in school helps prepare you for a job after graduation.


You can’t understand what you don’t see,” says Xydias. “And you can’t change what you don’t understand. I hope to open students’ eyes to the wider political world and the role that gender plays in how people experience that world.

Christina Xydias, Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Department Spotlight

brian hauser

Brian Hauser, Assistant Professor of Film, has sold his "weird fiction" novel, “Memento Mori: The Fathomless Shadows,” to Word Horde, for a spring 2019 publication.   Read more.

elisabeth wulandrai

Elisabeth Arti Wulandri has been appointed Assistant Professor of Humanities. Wulandari focuses her research on understanding different cultures through literature. 

wsf poster

The short film Warren S Fenzi (I Dream Chairs) by Clarkson  Professor Stephen Farina is an official selection of the Architecture Art Design Film Festival to be held in Palm Springs, CA in February 2019. Read More.

Alastair Kocho Williams

Alastair Kocho-Williams is now Associate Professor of History at Clarkson. He comes to us via prestigious universities and societies in Great Britain. 

Camille Frazier

Camille Frazier has been appointed Assistant Professor of Anthropology, in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences. Her research has focused on India, its cities and people.

elizabeth stein

Elizabeth Stein has been appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her areas of expertise include Latin American politics.

6 Reasons Behind the ROI
Be the Soul of a Tech-Driven Society
In a diverse community of faculty and students, learn how great ideas & innovation impact society
Critical & Incisive Thinking
Move forward society, the way people act & advance the human condition
World-Class Faculty with Big Agendas
Build lifetime connections with Fulbright scholars, authors, journal editors & business consultants
Stretch Boundaries
No single discipline can solve a problem alone; join research projects, competitive projects & advocacy groups to combine passions & goals
Differentiated Liberal Arts
Stand out in job market with broader perspectives, external fields & technology competencies
Double Down on Career Paths
Flexible curriculum allows you to gain more credentials through double majors & minors with other disciplines


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