Alexis Clark | Columbia Journalism School

Alexis Clark

Adjunct Faculty

Alexis Clark is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, and on and NBC News Digital. Alexis was a part of the launch team for The New York Times digital section “Past Tense,” and currently conducts oral history interviews for The Narrative Trust. She’s also a contributing editor for The War Horse, a website about military service, war and its impact. Alexis’s narrative non-fiction book, Enemies in Love: A German POW, A Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance, was published by The New Press in May 2018. Her book has since been covered by The New Yorker, The New York Times, PBS Newshour Weekend, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Essence, WNYC Midday, Bloomberg TV, and Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. Alexis is a former senior editor at Town & Country where she covered 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 an M.A. 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, podcasts, British crime dramas and anything on JFK and WWII.