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Rosemary Clark-Parsons

Program Manager

Rosemary (Rosie) Clark-Parsons is a Program Manager at the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) and part-time faculty in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. At CSIS, Rosie works primarily with our Executive Programs, including Social Impact Strategy, Digital Media for Social Impact, and Faith and Social Impact. Prior to joining CSIS, Rosie was the Associate Director of the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn. She holds a PhD in communication from the Annenberg School and her research and teaching revolve around gender, media, activism, and social change. Rosie’s forthcoming book, Networked Feminism, is due Spring 2022 with University of California Press and focuses on how digital media makers have transformed the face and reach of feminist movements in the United States. She also advises mission-driven organizations on effective communication strategies, leads research projects for social justice initiatives, and facilitates workshops for activist organizations. Before she started her journey at Penn, Rosie attended Ursinus College, where she received her BA in Media and Communication Studies, English, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, she currently lives in Wallingford, PA with her husband, Ryan, who is a school counselor, and their daughter, Robyn.