Crystal A. Clarke


Crystal A. Clarke, Ph.D. is a social psychologist whose primary research explores the influences of ethnic-racial socialization and immigrant identity on how young men think about the police. Funded by NYU's Institute of Human Development and Social Change, she and her interdisciplinary team of researchers work to further understand American police-minority relations and attitudes towards the police particularly among Black immigrants and African Americans. Dr. Clarke has served as an instructor for the Intergroup Dialogue course at New York University as well as an adjunct professor of Social Psychology at SUNY F.I.T. In 2018 she was selected to be the Student Speaker for the Doctoral Convocation for New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. Dr. Clarke is currently the director of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) as well as the director of The Listening Project, a project that aims to foster curiosity and connection in and outside of middle school classrooms across New York City.