Research Interests: Sexuality, Citizenship, Globalization, Religion, Law, Empire, Migration, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Nationalism, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mixed Methods
Clayton Covington is a PhD student in Sociology. Broadly, he is interested in the interplay between sexuality and citizenship with a regional focus in the Caribbean. Using this lens of sexual citizenship, he is interested in studying religion, international migration, and the role of colonial legacies in shaping contemporary LGBTQ politics. Clayton earned his BA in International and Area Studies and minor in Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was also a Mellon Mays Fellow. As a fellow, Clayton conducted archival research in Jamaica, where he documented the evolution of the country’s anti-sodomy laws and traced histories of related punishment.
Prior to beginning his studies at Harvard, Clayton worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at Duke University and a Research Aide to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University.
BA, International and Area Studies and minor in Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019