Memorial service planned for Princeton anthropologist Clark-Decès

Sept. 25, 2017 11:30 a.m.
Isabelle Clark-Decès

Isabelle Clark-Decès

A memorial service for Isabelle Clark-Decès, a professor of anthropology at Princeton and a widely respected scholar of South Asia, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Chancellor Green Rotunda.

Clark-Decès died from a fall in the village of Mussoorie, India, on June 29, where she was directing the PIIRS Global Seminar "At Home (And Abroad) in the Indian Himalayas." She was 61 years old.

Clark-Decès, who joined the Princeton faculty in 1996, traveled to South Asia countless times, witnessing firsthand the pluralistic, multilingual, multiethnic society’s evolution. Her research focused on the Tamils of South India and Sri Lanka.

A full obituary appears on the University homepage, which includes a blog for colleagues, friends and family to post remembrances to honor Clark-Decès' life and legacy. Memorial donations may be made to the environmental charity of the donor's choice.