Allen Clark is the Director of the Arabic Language Program at The University of Mississippi. Prior to working at Ole Miss, Clark acted as a Language Coordinator, Instructor, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and Graduate Research Assistant for the Arabic program at The Ohio State University. Clark taught Arabic at Middlebury College, Beloit College, and as a Military Language Mentor at Ft. Gordon, Georgia.
For much of his academic career, Clark has focused on translation in the Arabic-English language pair, questioning the source of semantic mismatches whether they may be ideological, political, social, military, or a combination of these factors. Clark has authored the book The Crisis of Translation in the Western Media, coauthored two textbooks and a workbook with Mahdi Alosh, acted as an associate editor for the book Beyond Denotation in Arabic-English Translation. served as a legal interpreter, translated short stories from Arabic to English, and worked as an abstract translator for various scholarly reading journals.
Clark received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2009 and is happily married to Allison Burkette. They are raising two wonderful girls and a boy together: Anne Paige, Kate, and Noah.