Laura Marshall Clark, M.A., is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma with ancestral heritage of Irish immigrants from County Tyrone, Ireland. She is an interdisciplinary scholar, author, and curator, exploring North America’s numerous and distinct tribal histories, cultures, and Celtic transnational narratives through research, writing, and development of fine arts exhibitions. Clark is a 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Ireland and will teach Native American literature and aesthetics at the University of College Cork in Fall 2021; her research in Ireland will focus on Celtic history, culture, and identity.
Clark was the 2019 Scholarly Fellow at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her recurrent focus, publications, and presentations center on Native American histories, cultures, visual arts, literature, and relationships with Irish and Scottish immigrants on America’s southern frontier from 1700 to today. Clark also serves as a consultant to state and tribal programs, museums, universities, businesses, and charitable foundations through her company, WildHorse Consulting, LLC. She earned her MA in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma and BA in Political Science at East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, where she was adjunct instructor in Native American studies for three years.