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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5845 Modern Languages, Lit, Cultural Std LAS 251R , Box 96

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., German Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2020
  • M.A., German Studies, California State University Long Beach, 2013
  • B.A., German Studies and Studio Art, California State University Long Beach, 2010


Sophia Clark, Ph.D., joined the Department of Modern Languages at UCO in 2020. Her research focuses on German literature and drama of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and she specializes in questions of justice and legal reform thought in plays of the 18th century. She has presented at international conferences on the topics of legal reform in the plays of August Wilhelm Iffland, film adaptations of Heinrich von Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas, and early German Gothic poetry.

Clark is an enthusiastic instructor of German and believes that language, literature, and cultural studies are essential parts of college education and life-long learning. She also encourages students to put their classroom learning to use by participating in study abroad and summer language immersion programs. As an undergraduate, she studied German and art history as an exchange student at the University of Heidelberg, as well as printmaking and fashion drawing at the Technical University of Hamburg. She is always happy to talk to students about finding ways to go abroad for their education.

Office Hours

Office Location: Modern Languages Department, 251R

MW 12:30-1:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 

and by appointment.

Please send me a quick email note to set up an appointment.

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