Alexis Clark is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Yahoo and other publications. She has been awarded multiple grants from the Ford Foundation for her research on African-American nurses in World War II. Her first book, which is the true story of a black army nurse who falls in love with a German prisoner of war interned at a camp in a Jim Crow state, is under contract with The New Press. She first wrote about the topic for The New York Times in 2013. Previously, Alexis was a senior editor at Town & Country covering cultural and philanthropic events across the country, including President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
Alexis, a Texas native, is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She also holds a Master’s degree in Government from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, British crime dramas and JFK conspiracy theories.