Corey is an administrative professional who enjoys supporting the research, teaching, and service missions of higher education.  He has lived several lives in higher education: helping undergraduates connect with research opportunities, teaching world literature courses on the short story and exile, planning events, and a range of research projects on a range of topics— digitally mapping queer networks of influence; fugitive polygamist narratives; and the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Gabriela Mistral, and August Wilson.  For him, the sweet spot for his research interests lays at the intersection of queer studies, comparative literary history, and digital public humanities.  He also dabbles in (board) game studies and disability studies.

His primary project, Archivepelago (a portmanteau of “archive” and “archipelago”), models the transmission and translation of notions of sexuality and gender by mapping networks of 19th and 20th century queer writers and artists. Utilizing Neo4j, a graph database platform, the project draws upon finding aids and biographic data, charting connections between these figures ranging from their correspondence to the works dedicated to and translated by one another. The project is intended to act as a resource for the public to understand the forces underpinning queer diaspora while encouraging scholars to rethink our conceptions of artistic influence.

He earned his BA in English from Utah State University and an MA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University.

http://coreyclawson.com