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Patrick Clark

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Department of Social Science

Assistant Professor

Email: patclark@yorku.ca


Patrick completed his PhD in Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa in 2019. While researching and writing up his dissertation he was based in Ecuador as a research associate and later researcher in the rural territorial development program at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO – Ecuador) in Quito. His dissertation analyzed the governance of rural and agricultural development policies in light of the attempt by the Ecuadorian to implement policies based on the concept of “food sovereignty” codified in the 2008 Ecuadorian constitution. The study considered the Ecuadorian case in relation to recent academic debates on agrarian and Latin American political economy, "developmental states", rural sociology and theories of governance. While writing up his dissertation he also worked on different research and consulting projects related to sustainable rural development in Ecuador and more recently in Peru. Between 2020-2021 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at St. Francis Xavier University on project focused on livelihoods and social policy in rural Peru. He is currently preparing several co-authored articles on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural livelihood strategies and social reproduction in contemporary Peru.

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3041 6.0 A Social Economy & Alternative Development SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1341 9.0 A The Social Economy LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 C Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 A Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 C Introduction to Business and Society REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 A Introduction to Business and Society LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1341 9.0 A The Social Economy LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 A Introduction to Business and Society LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 C Introduction to Business and Society REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 A Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 C Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3041 6.0 A Social Economy & Alternative Development SEMR


Patrick completed his PhD in Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa in 2019. While researching and writing up his dissertation he was based in Ecuador as a research associate and later researcher in the rural territorial development program at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO – Ecuador) in Quito. His dissertation analyzed the governance of rural and agricultural development policies in light of the attempt by the Ecuadorian to implement policies based on the concept of “food sovereignty” codified in the 2008 Ecuadorian constitution. The study considered the Ecuadorian case in relation to recent academic debates on agrarian and Latin American political economy, "developmental states", rural sociology and theories of governance. While writing up his dissertation he also worked on different research and consulting projects related to sustainable rural development in Ecuador and more recently in Peru. Between 2020-2021 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at St. Francis Xavier University on project focused on livelihoods and social policy in rural Peru. He is currently preparing several co-authored articles on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural livelihood strategies and social reproduction in contemporary Peru.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3041 6.0 A Social Economy & Alternative Development SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1341 9.0 A The Social Economy LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 C Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 A Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 C Introduction to Business and Society REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 A Introduction to Business and Society LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1341 9.0 A The Social Economy LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 A Introduction to Business and Society LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1340 9.0 C Introduction to Business and Society REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 A Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC1349 9.0 C Intro. to Business and Society (ESL) REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOSC3041 6.0 A Social Economy & Alternative Development SEMR