Mary Marshall Clark is the director of the Center for Oral History Research at Columbia University, located in INCITE [the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics]. She is also the co-founder and director of Columbia’s Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) degree program, created in 2008-09. She was the co-principal investigator, with Peter Bearman, of the September 11, 2001 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project, a longitudinal oral history project through which over 1,000 hours of interviews were taken with eye-witnesses and immigrants and others who suffered in the aftermath of the events. She directed, with Gabriel Solis, the “Guantánamo Oral History Project,” 350 hours of interview on the impact of torture on American culture and law. Most recently, she has directed projects on “The Robert Rauschenberg Oral History,” “Women in the Visual Arts,” and a project on the history of the feminist institute at Columbia University: The Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.
Mary Marshall writes on issues of memory, the mass media, trauma, and ethics in oral history. Mary Marshall is an editor of After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 11, 2001 and the Years that Followed, published by The New Press in September, 2011.